Archive for June, 2008
- It’s slow. Really slow. Driving from Cary, NC to Washington, DC takes about 4.5 hours. On Amtrak, that’ll be 6.5-7 hrs, depending on which route you catch.
- It’s not that cheap. That trip to DC is $44 one way, looking at one month from today. The trip is 285 miles according to Google Maps, so, at 30 miles per gallon and $4.20 per gallon, that’s $40 in gas. Plus, if I were to drive, then I’d have the convenience of having my own car. I could stop at the Ikea in Woodbridge or swing by Richmond to meet a friend for lunch.
- Service areas are limited. My parents live in Asheville, and I’m in the Triangle. I hate the drive and would love to just ride the train. There’s a station in Cary that’s pretty convenient for me, but… I’d have to ride in to Greenville, SC and ask them to come pick me up (a 45 minute drive one way). Plus, that 3.5 hour drive to Asheville can become a 7 hour train ride for $61. Ugh!
Oh wow – a co-worker informed me that women’s soccer is back in the Triangle! The Railhawks Women’s first game is tonight at 7:30. Check ‘em out (oh, and the men too I guess).
I recently stumbled upon The Bent Page, “a blog about reading, writing, and the world around us” by author Daniel Putkowski. Check it out – he has some cool posts about visiting Aruba and Spain as well as a cool little series about life on a tug boat. Here’s a pic I like from his blog, him with a cat in Cuenca, Spain:
Can’t find a good croissant? Check out Eiffel BonBons. They sound ridiculous! Read more at CandyBlog.
Images from CandyBlog.
St. John, the smallest of the USVI at 9 miles long and 3 miles wide, is just a 15-45 minute ferry ride from St. Thomas and an excellent option if you’re visiting the larger island. I’ve gotten to go there once for a day and would love the chance to go back for an extended visit. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and I barely saw any of it!
American Airlines is geared up to test in-flight internet service on flights between JFK and LAX today. It’ll be free for passengers today, but such service will cost from $9.95 to $12.95 per flight, depending on length of flight. More info is available here from the AP.