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USA: Photo Summary

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Capitol Limited to Chicago

After an overnight stay in Washington, I caught the 4:05pm Capitol Limited for the next leg of my Amtrak journey to Chicago.  As an overnight train, the Capitol Limited has a full buffet car service for dinner and breakfast, as well as a cafe car which is open pretty much all hours.  “Clyde”, the guy in the cafe car made frequent announcements over the train’s PA, making the items in the car sound a hell of a lot better than it actually was (using adjectives like organic, gourmet, fresh, tantalising… etc).  I witnessed first hand the quality of what’s on board when I woke up hungry after falling asleep pretty much boarded the train.  Little did I know that by doing so, I missed the conductor walking through recording reservations for dinner (a dinner which is well rated by the guy at Seat61.com) so I had a a pretty limp, processed chicken burger and rehydrated juice made from “organic and artificial ingredients sourced from the USA and overseas” instead.  At least it contained a heck of a lot of sugar (the burger and juice) (45g for 500mL or something?) so after the initial sugar rush, I was able to sleep again. Continue reading Capitol Limited to Chicago

Coming Soon: From Florida to freezing, my transcontinental journey across the USA

Over the past 5 weeks, I’ve been on an epic journey up and down, east to west across the United States of America.  With things almost wrapped up in Texas, stay tuned for my experience through the land of the free and the home of the brave.