When Sean was looking for a ride home from San Diego earlier this week, a few people recommended Amtrak. I’m on the Surfliner train for the first time this morning, on my way to meet up with my Mom for a few days in San Diego. It totally lives up to its name — as we passed San Clemente, I saw a bunch of surfers out the window! I have my laptop plugged in and I’m getting online through my cell phone. This is a great way to travel.
Amtrak is probably pricier than driving, but since I don’t have a car yet, that wasn’t an option anyway. My business class ticket was $76 roundtrip, which means I get a reserved seat and free coffee, juice and muffins. It may not be cheap, but at least on the train, I can get lots of work (or, um, blogging) done as I travel. And on a rainy day like today, I’m guessing this comfortable two and a half hour train ride is infinitely preferable to sitting in traffic.