Wednesday, May 23, 2007

whole lotta *not* sleep goin' on.

6:20 AM Good morning! After six fitful hours of sleep, I’m awake and watching the sun rise through Florida treetops. There is sand in the soil and a crick in my neck, and I’m ready to get off this train.
A word on the sleeping conditions in an Amtrak Train: good luck. The seat does go back further than one on an airplane will recline, but even with that, it’s not exactly pleasant for an extended sleep. stretching out over two seats is a decent option, if you’re not 6’ tall (my feet crossed the aisle and it wasn’t exactly comfortable with my calves in open air.
The continental breakfast should be soon, and we are passing some small group of skyscrapers. Should be there in a few hours!