Last weekend I took the train from Seattle to Portland to visit my family. My rationale was simple – gas is too pricey and I wanted to get some work done while in-transit. As always, the trip was a delight.  Besides logging several hours of productive time from the comfort of my seat, I suffered no road rage and had some delightful views along one of my favorite sections of Puget Sound.

A day later I read that Amtrak was reporting record ridership in June and climbing. It made me feel good to think that the gas crisis may have some positive impacts on the way we move about the country. The train system in the United States has long been in jeopardy, which is really a shame. I’m both a sentimentalist and a romantic, but I love train travel and want to see it thrive.

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