Tuesday, May 23

I heart NY and Amtrak

I had a lovely girlie weekend in NYC. I seem to have two public transportation options between DC and NY: "the bus" or "the train." At least that's what everyone was telling me. Apparently, the Chinatown bus is the more budget-friendly option, at $25 each way. And it's also supposed to be pretty ghetto. I don't consider myself to be a high-maintenance gal... but I guess I'm not exactly low-maintenance either. I'd say I'm "medium-maintenance," and the bus didn't sound fun at all to my mm self.

So I took the train. And I've gotta say that Amtrak added to my already lovely weekend! They really do yell, "All aboard!" And the train ticket punching guys wear these cute, navy blue, old school uniforms. There's plenty of leg room, I wasn't bound in by a constricting seatbelt, and no one near me got motion sickness. I'm a fan.

We ate, we shopped, we ate some more. Does it get any better than that? And now I'm busy, back at the grind, so I can't write much more for now. I'm already planning my next trip.

Oh, and if you want to read more about where/what we ate, I Yelped all about it...


Art said...

Reading your post about the train brought back great memories for me taking the train from DC to Oriole Park at Camden Yards!! Nice... :-)

mark said...

yo, I took the bus. It picks up in DC Chinatown, drops off in NY Chinatown. Runs on time and you cant beat the price.