17 responses to “Taking a Train Across the Country – Part Two”

  1. Thos003

    Hey Ryan, are you planning on stopping in Phoenix? And is harder to sleep on a train or an airplane? I would think that the click clack of the train might actually put you to sleep with the hypnotic rhythm.
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    1. Ryan

      Hi Thos,
      This trip is from last year actually, although I think we might take the same trip this coming summer. We don’t actually go through Phoenix, but I believe there was a bus you could take from the Amtrak station. The click clack of the train is nice, but every once in awhile there will be a loud section of track, or the whole car might jerk a little bit, haha. I’d find it easier to sleep on train probably, but that’s just me.
      Thanks for reading and responding! I look forward to seeing you around again!

  2. Keith Davis

    Hi Ryan
    You look pretty out of it in the photo!
    Sounds as though you met a real cross section of people on the trip.
    The guy constantly on his mobile is my worst nightmare.
    In the UK some train carriages are mobile phone free – shows what an old fart I am. LOL
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    1. Ryan

      Hi Keith,
      Hahah I guess I was pretty out of it. Lack of sleep will do that to ya’!
      Meeting people on the trip was awesome, you definitely see people from all walks of life. You can hear everything from deep conversations to drunken banter. It’s an experience. I don’t think you’re an old fart, people who are constantly yakking on their phones can annoy anyone of any age.

      1. Keith Davis

        Makes me feel better knowing that I’m perhaps not an old fart.
        Just noticed the two small symbols under the names.
        Firefox and MacIntosh under yours and IE7 and Vista under mine. Is that done with a plugin?
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        1. Ryan

          Yep, the OS and Browser info are displayed using the Advanced User Agent Displayer plugin. I like learning about usage stats and similar things. I can admit it, I’m a bit of a nerd, haha!

  3. Mitch

    Man, I wish I could say that I envy you this trip, but nope, I’d be going stir crazy. I took the train from Syracuse to Chicago about 10 years ago, and it ended up being rough. One bad bump and I threw my back out for the week I was in Chi-town; not a lot of fun, that’s for sure. That plus the 14 hours it took getting there; definitely not a lot of fun for me. Still, you’ve got an adventure going, and it gives you a story you can tell for the rest of your life. That’s worth the trip… once, at least. lol
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    1. Ryan

      Hey Mitch,
      Thanks for stopping by! Traveling by train definitely is not for everyone. I’ll admit, there were a few times when I was trying to sleep and couldn’t get comfortable and I might have been thinking “What the hell am I doing here?” I can only imagine trying to sit on a train with my back out.. Does not sound fun at all. But at least you did take one train trip! From my own experiences the good outweighs the bad significantly, but I can’t blame you for buying a plane ticket next time either, haha!

  4. Justyna Bizdra

    Hi Ryan,

    I love traveling independently and going to new places by various means of transportation. I find it great to follow your trip to Chicago! I haven’t been to US yet, so your posts give me some more ideas how it is there. You seem to be a curious type of person, does this trip give you some new creative ideas to put into action?:)

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    1. Ryan

      Hi Justyna,
      Going new places is amazing, and the trip to get to them can be just as wonderful! Stay tuned for the rest of my trip, from Chicago to Los Angeles. The total trip was almost 3,000 miles. I haven’t left the US yet, and there’s so much to explore here. I can’t wait to see other parts of the world! This trip definitely gave me new ideas, and they lend themselves to great creativity!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. 66speeds

    very good in the photo, can I go there for now, and get the same thing
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    1. Ryan

      I’m sorry, can you go where and get what? Haha

  6. auto

    I want to enjoy things like that, but it is not possible, would probably spend a lot of

    1. Ryan

      Surprisingly, the trip wasn’t that expensive. The tickets were cheaper than flying, so you just have to buy or bring food for the time. It’s well worth it in my book!

  7. TJ McDowell

    I didn’t realize trains were bumpy. I would have thought it would have been the smoothest way to travel because you’re always on the tracks. We’ve actually considered taking a train on a couple of occasions to try to save money. Never worked out though. After reading your post, I’m kinda glad it didn’t work out.

    1. Ryan

      They are bumpy, haha. I didn’t mind it too much, but I can definitely see why some people might find it annoying.

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