Call Toto, we’re home!

Golden wheat fields and rolling hills of corn were what greeted us as our bleary eyes opened this morning, flying past the window as our train hurtles along the ever westward tracks. A quick check of the timetable and we soon figured out we were in Kansas, home of the KC Chiefs, the Wizard of…

Willie Nelson and that song

On the road again, yes we’re on the road again. We’re heading from Chicago to the Grand Canyon on the Southwest Chief, looking forward to the changing scenery again, and of course crossing the Mississippi River, again! We’ve heard lots from friends about this trip, that it’s very beautiful and every bit as varied as…

Holy Sheet! You’re serious…

What were we saying about non-moving toilets and decent bedding? Well, I’ll get to that in a little bit. We spent Sunday in a rather leisurely rate making our way through the rest of Minnesota, Wisconsin and down through Illinois, can’t say as we saw any ‘great’ sights apart from ‘the mighty Mississippi’ which was…

The railroad goes ever on

Waking early again – dang clock-lag – we scurried through the shower, an interesting process in its own right, and one that a civil engineer would be proud to accomplish we made our way to the dining car. What’s the hurry? It’s only breakfast. Yes, but Mr. B (our attendant) had been helpful yet again…

Absolutely Fabulous darling!

There’s a lot to be said for train travel, especially in countries other than your own! We’re so used to traveling everywhere by car, or rather screaming down highways and byways at a break-neck speed, that we don’t really get to see the country around us – that’s almost certainly the case for the driver…