Thursday, July 08, 2010

Briefing in brief

We went to Vermont on Amtrak.

Have I told you how much I love Amtrak?

I do. I totally love taking the train.

We saw my nephew perform in Annie.

We saw fireworks.

We picked black raspberries, and one of us (naming no names) ate them two at a time straight from the bushes until his mouth and fingers were stained purple.

We ate really good food, and one of us (naming no names) built things out of Lego and other things out of sand.

And we brought back two jars of homemade strawberry jam made while we were there of berries picked while we were there.

Yes.

The house across the road from my sister's house is up for sale. Alas, I can't afford to buy it right now. Maybe it'll be for sale again in another 10 years.

3 comments:

landismom said...

Amtrak soooooo rocks. I wish it were slightly cheaper. Maybe when our country decides to actually value public over private transportation, that will happen.

Sounds like a great trip!

liz said...

Round trip from DC to VT for 3 people: a little over $500.

kathy a. said...

that was something really impressive about visiting japan -- we got 2 week rail passes for about $500 each [an incredible bargain], and we could easily get to all the places we wanted to go. we took taxis and busses a few times, but the network of trains and subways is truly amazing.

amtrak also has some rail passes [15, 30, 45 days] that are a bargain, but there are some limitations -- and, most destinations don't have great public transit systems in place.