Romance on the Orient Express!
Ahhhhh….this trip has been on the top of my Bucket List for a very, long, long time!
Yes, I know how expensive a trip on the Orient Express can be….this particular journey is about $9,000.00 per person!
I have looked it up! Yikes!
Imagine the car hops, bell boys, conductors or whatever they are called, assisting me with my luggage (that would most likely have potato chip grease or jelly donut smears that I had eaten on my plane ride to get to Istanbul) …I mean just look at their white gloves! I shudder to think of that picture! 😉
Imagine sitting in the dining car and eating crab legs….well, maybe not crab legs, as they can get a bit messy and I wouldn’t want to slip up and cause a pink-colored leg to go flying across the aisle to the next table, because I have never mastered those silly pincher tools! 😉
Yes, I have to confess that this trip of a lifetime is still on my Bucket List!
However, the Captain did try his best to get me on the next best thing….An Amtrak Train!
It wasn’t the Orange Blossom Special or the Wabash Cannonball or any of the trains, Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard have sang about.
Sang? Sung?…oh well, you know what I am saying.
So we took the Amtrak train from Baltimore, MD…to New York last week!
And Penn Station was beautiful…inside and out.
And the scenery floating by my window was…well, dreary and wintry looking. Well, it was the middle of December!
We were in Business Class….whoopee! I really don’t think there is much difference between the different classes on a train. 🙂
And yes, there were conductors or a Bell MAN (he was definitely not a boy), or what ever they are called.
So, I most likely will have the Orient Express remain on my Bucket List …and that is ok, because the Captain made our little trip on the Amtrak, pretty memorable and certainly romantic.
Do you have any train trips on your bucket list, my dear readers?
Have a great week before Christmas….and God Bless each and every one of you !
Yes, we have talked about it many times…..I have not given up!
Who knows what 2015 will bring. Sigh…..
Thanks for stopping by
Brenda ....only daughter says
Of coarse that’s on my bucket list. I do believe this is something we wished to do along time ago. Someday I hope the wish will become a realality I hope someone wins some big bucks
Venice is on my list too… holding out for that significant other… but might have to make it on my own at this rate 😀
I loved the dinner train you took me on… almost Orient Express and with a murder…
I took a ride on an Indian train when I was in Goa last year.. I don’t think anything could be further away from an Orient Express experience.. but it was affordable for the masses and an experience that had to be experienced.
I saw a brochure for the train trip through either the USA or Canada and it had glass domed roofs with seats looking out.. Looked very classy and a great way to see the sights especially when you have so much more ground to cover than we do in Europe.
“Boxing day” is the most popular day for booking a summer holiday.. seems we need something to look forward to once Christmas has been celebrated… so you could be planning your next European trip very soon 😀
Hugs from across the pond… no snow here yet xx
The murder mystery dinner train was fun wasn’t it?
Your Indian train sounds exciting….of course Goa is quite different too! You are such a world traveler.:)
Good Idea, I am going to use Boxing Day to plan our future trips….it is better to have an assigned day to plan…then the wistful…”I will work on that later plan”!
The “Later” time frame never seems to fall into place, does it?
We ought to meet up in Venice someday….after I have saved up enough of my nickels and dimes….;) that should land in the year 2525! haha! Isn’t that a song?…and we know how that ends. 🙁
Always great hearing from you my friend.
I would love to take a train trip through the Rockies (all of them). I hear it’s beautiful at the right time of the year, which is several different times. lol
It would be great fun to take the Orient Express. Maybe, there would be a murder. Wouldn’t that be exciting? lol
Years ago, I took a train trip from Lawrence, Kansas to Pomona, California, and it was exciting to me. My first trip out of the state.
Hey Sandy…I think it is the romanticist in me but I find train trips exciting….and I do think of the murder mysteries that sometimes involve trains….Agatha Christie being the best!
I think one of the funniest train movies I have ever seen is “The Silver Streak” with Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh and Richard Pryor.
There was murder, intrigue and lots of comedy!
Gene Wilder kept getting thrown off the train….I still laugh at his attempts to get back on from different parts of the country.
Thanks for sharing your train trip to Pomona….