I have been an Amtrak train traveler since I was 12. I made many trips to Washington DC and Maryland to visit family over the years and decades. I went on my first overnight trip on Amtrak when I was 19. I was still living in Brooklyn, New York at the time, so I left out of Penn Station. I went to visit my best friend, at the time, who had moved to Miami to attend college out there….
Last month I did something that I have been dreaming of doing since I was 17 years old. I took the train from New York to San Francisco. It is a very expensive trip, but worth every penny. I had my own sleeper compartment and so did the rest of my family. All meals were included and we were treated like VIP travelers….
This story is several years old, but I just found out about it when a friend and neighbor sent me an article about it on Facebook.
I immediately became fascinated!
Above is a photo of an apartment located in the 9th arrondissement in Paris that no one had lived in or been inside of for 68 years. It remained just as it did back in 1942 when the owner, Madame de Florian, left it and never returned. She was 23 years-old at the time….