The Diary of Anne Ku
12 July 2000 Wednesday
TAKING THE TRAIN
My preferred mode of high speed transportation is the train. My preferred mode of low speed transportation is my bicycle. In the US, people fly or drive. So when I have the opportunity to take the train, I do. It's more spacious, more comfortable, and more convenient than the airplane.
From Penn Station, I take the Amtrak down the East Coast to Washington DC. The journey time is three hours. The other choice would have been taking the Delta Water Shuttle to La Guardia's Marine Terminal and then taking the plane - the Delta Shuttle - to the National Airport. It might have been faster, but then I would have less time to sit continuously and read.
Once I get out of Union Station, I hail down a cab. If I have more time, I would take the Metro to my hotel.
20 August 2000
I had jotted down my thoughts of the day during my travels. Now that I've FINALLY unpacked and cleaned up my room, I found these notes. So I will now "back-fill" my on-line diary.