Chilla and I are huge Glee fans…as is the rest of The Bitches. He surprised me with tickets to the live Glee show at Radio City Music Hall for Memorial Day weekend. After much debate on how to get there, we decided on Amtrak. Everyone (except one) person we talked to who has taken the train LOVES it. So we said sure, why not. Its something neither of us has ever done, it will add to the adventure and maybe create a new tradition for us.
Amtrak is a beautiful thing people. I had no idea how great it is….nobody talks about it and I think the reason they want to keep it a secret is so that it doesn’t get overcrowded. We were given a vital piece of advise that I’m going to pass on to you.
If you decide to take the train, book Business Class. Otherwise, you are in the cattle car with screaming babies, middle schoolers on field trips and well…cattle. Business Class gives you free newspapers, pillows and all non-alcoholic drinks in the Club Car. The roominess of the seats is well worth the extra $25 all by itself. Furthermore, you are right next to Cafe Car, bathroom and lounge car.
The ride is so smooth I was able to apply my makeup flawlessly, and trust me, we are hauling ass. Every time I looked out the window I got a bit sick. The bathrooms are spotless and twice as big as an airplane bathroom. The Club Car is stocked full of snacks, drinks, beer, wine and sandwiches. Hell, its 830am as I’m writing this and just heard someone order a beer…I love this place! But one of the best features is you can bring anything you want on board. Food, alcohol & luggage. Chilla and I brought 2 bottles of vodka, mixers, 3 bags of chips and a cheese & meat party platter. He wanted to get a shrimp tray but I had to draw the line somewhere.
So far so good…..The only problem I see is there is no Wi-Fi, and that sucks. Bring a wireless card if you have one, which we don’t. I won’t be able to post this until we stop somewhere. Otherwise, electronicly speaking, there are outlets at each seat & tray tables that are like Transformers. Every time I have to use the bathroom (I have a bladder the size of a pea) Chilla barely has to move a muscle.
Next up…find a spot for Tail on the Rail…the new Mile High Club
12:08…..just heard steward say “we’re all out of Heineken”….all drunks ride the train, who knew?