Romance on the Orient Express!
Ahhhhh….this trip has been on the top of my Bucket List for a very, long, long time!
Yes, I know how expensive a trip on the Orient Express can be….this particular journey is about $9,000.00 per person!
I have looked it up! Yikes!
Imagine the car hops, bell boys, conductors or whatever they are called, assisting me with my luggage (that would most likely have potato chip grease or jelly donut smears that I had eaten on my plane ride to get to Istanbul) …I mean just look at their white gloves! I shudder to think of that picture! 😉
Imagine sitting in the dining car and eating crab legs….well, maybe not crab legs, as they can get a bit messy and I wouldn’t want to slip up and cause a pink-colored leg to go flying across the aisle to the next table, because I have never mastered those silly pincher tools! 😉
Yes, I have to confess that this trip of a lifetime is still on my Bucket List!
However, the Captain did try his best to get me on the next best thing….An Amtrak Train!
It wasn’t the Orange Blossom Special or the Wabash Cannonball or any of the trains, Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard have sang about.
Sang? Sung?…oh well, you know what I am saying.
So we took the Amtrak train from Baltimore, MD…to New York last week!
And Penn Station was beautiful…inside and out.
And the scenery floating by my window was…well, dreary and wintry looking. Well, it was the middle of December!
We were in Business Class….whoopee! I really don’t think there is much difference between the different classes on a train. 🙂
And yes, there were conductors or a Bell MAN (he was definitely not a boy), or what ever they are called.
So, I most likely will have the Orient Express remain on my Bucket List …and that is ok, because the Captain made our little trip on the Amtrak, pretty memorable and certainly romantic.
Do you have any train trips on your bucket list, my dear readers?
Have a great week before Christmas….and God Bless each and every one of you !