Do you want to know what torture is? Sitting on a train for 13 hours to travel 300 miles. Honestly, you could make the round trip in a car for less than 13 hours. Our round trip on Amtrak (spoken bit-ter-ly) took 24 hours. As an added bonus, I had to pay my return ticket twice since my bag was ripped off during the trip, my bag which contained my train ticket and passport.
Okay, it's my own fault it was stolen. I had just picked up half price tickets for Mamma Mia in Times Square and stopped to grab a breakfast sandwich and diet coke at Mickey D's. I was so thirsty that I got up from my table to get a refill and when I got back to the table 30 seconds later, my bag was gone. As I was filing the police report at the local precinct, the agent looked at me as I explained and with incredulity asked, "You left your bag unattended?" I whined, "For 30 seconds! okay I'm an idiot." All she murmured at that was, "Mm-hmm."
So this morning I'm trying to get all the shit together to go down to the consulate to report the stolen passport and apply for a new one which I need before July to go to California. I'll handle that and then I'll get to downloading pics and whatnot. We really did have a blast, but that will have to wait til tomorrow.