|Train's eye view of PA countryside|
Welcome to another edition of Friday's Instead Of This, Use This. Today we're talking transportation.
I traveled across the state of Pennsylvania yesterday to attend the Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster. I can't tell you how many times I vacillated between driving and taking Amtrak. Once I was planted in the dining car of the train, laptop open, steaming coffee and a pastry beside me, I wondered why I ever tortured myself with the debate. For me, traveling by train is heaven. Seriously.
|Dining car of the Pennsylvanian Train 42|
So why the debate? There were several reasons, but one of the main ones involved my independence. I don't like having to depend on others to pick me up and take me where I need to go. It's as simple as that. I don't like not having a car to take me where I want to go when I want to go there. I guess it's the same for people who don't like to carpool to work every day. Let's face it, having a car available is convenient.
|Sitting in the dining care with my laptop and coffee|
|Horseshoe Curve Altoona, PA|
While it's not always possible, if you have the option, my advice for this Friday's edition of IOTUT is -- instead of driving, use the train.
Keeping it green with better choices,
How do you green your travel routine?