Chicago - The Windy City. Read about our (brief) time in the city - the food, the architecture, the music and the culture of this metropolis in the heart of America.
Dodge City - Home to Wyatt Earp and legends of the old west. Follow along as we spend some time kickin' up dust and tumbleweeds in Kansas!
Albuquerque - Before Walter White started making the "blue stuff" in Albuquerque, it was home to Buggs Bunny's numerous wrong turns. Oh, and rattlesnakes. Come with us as we explore this jewel of the Southwest U.S.
St. Louis - The gateway to the west and home to great blues, this city sits on the shore of the mighty Mississippi. Follow along as we explore the history and culture of this amazing city.
I love cheesecake, so when our dining car waiter from breakfast, Tony Clemente, called me over and gave me a few desserts to share with the group, I thought for a moment that he had read my mind. Then I remembered that there were three desserts on the menu, but still, his choice of cheesecake was on point. Earlier that day at breakfast, my normal indecisive self couldn't choose what I wanted to drink, finally stating "I'll have water, for now." From then on, Tony couldn't stop laughing. He was the type of person that fed off of the laughter of others, and as he landed joke after joke about my odd response, the group couldn't stop. I couldn't help myself from smiling as I ordered off the kids menu, again making him laugh because of the specific age requirement. I told him I was twelve of course, and my two slices of french toast couldn't have tasted better. Later, after breakfast, he walked by our group as we worked on friendship bracelets and blogged, and dropped off another water, "for now" I assumed. As our dinner reservation approached, I got caught up talking with another passenger, and before I knew it the everyone had already made their way to the dining car. Overhead I heard Tony calling my name, and saying the whole group was waiting for me. He knew my name and everything, and as I excused myself and walked through the cars to get to dinner, everyone I passed laughed because they now knew who I was. Some people can be so serious all the time, but Tony's jokes made the train ride a little more tolerable