Wednesday, September 30, 2015

All Aboard!!

Duffy Brown here and this weekend I’m taking a train trip...a mystery train trip with another author and 50 cody mystery readers. It’s Murder on the Toledo Express!!!

I love mysteries, I love plays, I looooove lunch out with friends and doing it all with mystery readers while chugging along on a train is the icing on the cake.

Train travel is the best. Okay Murder on the Toledo Express isn’t exactly train travel, it’s more train fun but I’m really a sucker for trains. They may be slower than airplanes but considering that I can keep my shoes and jacket on and not hoist my luggage onto a conveyer and hope I haven’t packed anything that’s going to get me in trouble I’ll take the train.


And then there are extra perks like an actual dining car with real food. And the scenery! Clouds are nice but once you get above them it’s a floor of white, lots of white and that’s it till you land. 

The scenery on a train is amazing! I took a train from London to Scotland some years ago and it was fantastic.  The train followed the coast, passed though small towns then onto the North Sea. That was some ride.

In Europe they have bullet trains that zoom along over 180mph. They are amazing and smooth and really comfy and get you from one place to another in record time and for little money. I so want the US to have more trains. I just love the things.


So what about you? Are you a train lover like me? Hope the US wakes up and gets onboard the bullet train craze like the rest of the world? Have you taken a train lately and did you love it?