May 22, 2011

Liveblogging the Amtrak Palmetto: SAV to NYC

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who, when told them I was taking a 15 hour train ride starting in Savannah, Georgia, and ending at New York's Penn Station, told me I was crazy, and people who thought it sounded like fun. Oh, and then there's my mother, whose first question was: "Do they have seat belts on Amtrak trains?"

So I'm off. We'll be pulling out of Savannah in about two minutes. I've decided to splurge (ok, not really, it only cost $57 more) for business class because, well, let's face it, I'm not doing a 15 hour train ride in coach (I'm not that hardcore), and I'll be liveblogging the whole way. Or until I (1) fall asleep or (2) get bored -- probably after Washington, DC-ish. In the meantime, I've got my iPad, tons of movies, a fully loaded Kindle, and lots of scenic outdoors to look at.

Aaaaaand we're off!