A Train Ride

The most popular way to travel is by car. After all, it’s the most common vehicle type. Most people don’t have their own airplanes, or trains, or helicopters. Jetpacks aren’t really a thing yet. I don’t always get to travel by train. But when I do, I enjoy it.

Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t have to be active during a train ride. I’m free to do as I please. I can read a book if I feel like it. Or I could watch a video on my phone. The great thing is that I get to choose. This isn’t the case when I’m driving. While driving, I always need to keep an eye on the road. I can’t read a book or watch a movie. Maybe I’ll be able to do that in 15 years if I ever have a self-driving vehicle.

I’d like to highlight a recent train ride I was on. I went from Philadelphia to Washington, DC. Let me first say that, if you are ever in Philadelphia, eat a cheesesteak! Now, the train ride was good, but not great. They advertised free WiFi, which was something I was excited about. I wanted to watch something on Netflix from my phone. However, the WiFi was essentially broken. I was not happy about that. But my ride was only a couple of hours.

It was nice to “go sightseeing” from the train. I saw buildings, small towns, and beautiful rivers. The most shocking part of the trip was riding through a part of Baltimore. It looked as if I were traveling through a war zone. Buildings were abandoned and so much seemed devastated. Factories were closed and many of the windows were broken. When I arrived at my destination, I was happy to be on my feet again. I do enjoy traveling by train.

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