Yesterday we arrived to New Orleans at 9:00 pm, and to our Holiday Inn at 10:00 pm. After that we ate some food at our hotel , then went up for some well deserved rest. The next morning, we readied ourselves to have a good day, and see some of New Orleans. We went to the French Quarter, then took a taxi down Bourbon Street; we saw a lot of interesting restaurants and stores. We were on a tight schedule, so we had to hurry and get to the train station. We ate at Subway in the train station because it was the only breakfast restaurant there. After that we rushed out to catch our train. When we boarded our train bound for home, I asked my grandma, “Are you ready to go home?” She said she could do this for 3 more weeks! I know she was ready to go home to rest up and see her family though.
Now we were back on the Sunset Limited, which was the first train that we went on to Los Angeles in sleeper cars. A couple of days before, our same crew that we originally met on the first leg of the train trip already departed two days before we got on. We thought we were going to see them again, but we did not. I wish they would have been with us so we could have continued the last part of our adventure together. It would have been nice to have seen them again as we wrapped up our journey.
We have had a good time, and we hope to have many more adventures because we have seen everything from clear blue skies to snow storms, and everything in between. We really have had a lot of fun – especially me because I was with my great grandma and great-great aunt and this is a moment I can cherish and remember forever. If someone asked me to describe my grandma and aunt, it would be fun and patient. They never were really down when we had been left behind or we missed something, they were just patient and tried to make the best of a bad situation – always trying to find the silver lining.
For putting this whole trip together, I want to thank my mom who stuck with us even when she was about to explode, or when she was absolutely done with the other passengers on the train. She never ran off and get lost. Congrats to my mom for getting through this. This was really fun so I want to go on more train adventures and ride around the country. Not when I am older though, because I will fly myself around because I want to be a pilot when I am old enough.
Thanks for reading about this adventure. Stay tuned for the next one!