A Welcome Sight


We arrived at Amtrak’s Greenville station at 4:54AM, right on schedule. Fifteen minutes later we were pulling into the parking lot of the Waffle House at Traveler’s Rest, SC. Yes! Traveler’s Rest! Nothing like a Waffle House when you are in need of coffee and sustenance at 5AM after a twenty-one hour train trip and before a two hour drive home.




  1. Greg

    Glad to know you made it – did you get to keep the quiet car the whole way?

  2. Steve & Karen

    Although the Quiet Car is not an option offered on The Crescent, when we boarded in New York we were assigned seats in a coach that turned out to be pretty darn quiet. We did get the chance to get out and walk around at Washington DC’s Union Station during the engine changeout. South of there we enjoyed sharing a dinner table with a couple from Maryland as we rolled through Virginia. Later in the evening we settled in for some closed eye time and a bit of fitful sleep. All told the trip qualifies as “uneventful” and we arrived home after our stops for breakfast and a few groceries at about 8AM. We’ve since napped, fixed ourselves some coffee/tea, and are beginning to settle back into our usual routine, which of course includes beginning to plan the next trip to Boston!


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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.