Commenter Jen Pen wrote yesterday: "Having traveled from NY to Grand Junction, CO, what most impressed me was having a true, great American experience....I couldn't help but think this was the way travel should be. We've been conditioned to wait in lines, feeling trapped before we even board a plane. Not so with the train."
I have to be in New York tomorrow; I could have flown for an hour with two hours for security, an hour and a half for trips to the airports, 4-1/2 hours total; instead I am taking the subway to Union Station in Toronto and getting on the Maple Leaf for a 13 hour ride to Penn Station in NYC. I will report tomorrow.