Goodbye to the big easy

Sad farewells to the ‘big easy’ as we slip away from New Orleans on an Amtrak “express train” to Houston which will take 9 1/2 hours – the first 3 miles takes 30 minutes on this rickety old railway that stumbles and jolts its way through Louisiana’s swampy marshland and field after field of sugar cane interspersed with trailer park after trailer park…it’s a far cry from the Mansions of Maine and Cape Cod Cottages – feels like a forgotten land that I bet the Presidential Wannabees rarely touch : certainly can’t imagine that any of them travel railroad very much, makes you want to love British Rail!image