So several years ago a good friend told us that he had taken a big ol' train trip out west and the train fare hadn't cost him a dime. Well, not a direct dime.
All he'd had to do was get an Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card and his normal credit card purchases earned him points, exchangeable for Amtrak dollars. Or pennies. Or meters.
Next day, I signed up. And charged everything.
The years went by and we would say to ourselves, "This is the year we take the Empire Builder. This is the year for the California Zephyr. This is the year ..."
When 2018 dawned, we said it again. But this time we meant it. Of course, it means a delay to the completion of The Great Allegheny Passage Companion, but there you are. As Bill has taken to saying, "This book's been a month late for five years now." We'll get there!
But for anyone who'd like to follow along with Ol' Crippled Willie and the Trail Goddess as we set off to see America, this is the place to do it. See you in October!