If you guessed “train” you win. Don’t ask me what you win as I haven’t the slightest idea, but- you win! Start your Friday night on a good note!
Anyway, I’m blogging to you live somewhere between Cornwall, ON and Kingston, ON making my way home. I don’t normally take the train, as it IS faster to fly, but I think I may have to start taking the train more often. Sure it takes a bit longer but it’s just so convenient!
First- it’s cheaper (much cheaper) to take the train especially when you book semi-last minute like I did. So that’s convenience for my wallet and bank account.
Second- WIFI! None of this “turning off all electronic devices before take-off and ensuring your satellite receiving signals are off at all times” business. So even though I’ve left work a bit early today , I can still be reached in an emergency! How convenient 😉
Third- it’s a pretty scenic ride. Sure, it can be flat and at times repetitive, but how often do you get to sit back and enjoy the countryside once in a while? Convenient site seeing.
All in all I’m pretty happy with my train experience. What’s even better, is the food doesn’t completely suck either.
As was the habit this week I got home from work pretty late last night and so dinner was a falafel plate from Amir, for which leftovers served as lunch and the only snacks I had were an apple and a peach. Clearly this girl was in need of sustenance for the 4 hour ride home.
I was on the fence about actually buying anything when the girl sitting next to me ordered a sandwich and I spotted carrots- VEGGIES- that came in the package. So, I promptly ordered an egg salad, cringed over the $6 knowing very well that I’d really only be eating the carrots and the bread if I got desperate, when I spotted: Couscous!
That’s right, my utterly disgusting sandwich, and I can honestly say disgusting as I had 1 bite, came with a couscous and chickpea salad! Miracle of miracles! Thank you VIA Rail for trying to serve me a healthy meal- could’ve used more veggies, but I appreciate the valiant effort on your part.
I apologize to the poor girl who had to sit next to the “strange girl who took pictures of her food and then put it up on a website”. I swear I’m not as crazy as I look!
Homeward bound I go!
Question: Have you ever taken the train for long(er) distance travel? What was your experience like? And to my fellow bloggers: Where’s the weirdest place you’ve taken a picture of food for your blog? Tell me I’m not the only one!