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I’m supposed to be travelling by AmTrak train visiting Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Taos (in the New Mexico high desert), New Orleans, Washington DC and many places in between to celebrate my big 6-0.

BUT – the American rail network is about to go on strike and my very first train has already been cancelled! In a real pickle and am stranded in Chicago already. 

Nick has now arranged my air ticket home this afternoon. I must also give a MASSIVE thank you to the wonderful Tracy Yurksaitis my Guest Relations Specialist contact at Amtrak Vacations. She has gone above-and-beyond and given me the most appreciated help and support during this tormentous time. She’s also already arranged a refund of my entire booking.

So, watch you for more updates as I travel home and, I think, I will write a piece about this drama and the impact it has had on me when I get my breath back.

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