I’ve always loved Boston. The walking. The people. The shopping. The food. I’m not really a city person but love visiting there. Somehow it has become a tradition for me to visit MLK weekend.
But this year my plans were up in the air. I watched and listened to the weather report daily. It was going to be bad. I wasn’t going to chance driving. Guess I’ll have to skip Boston this year! I said to myself on Wednesday.
Maybe I should look into taking Amtrak, I thought to myself at lunch on Thursday.
$167 one way…nope! I hadn’t booked early enough. All the basic seats were sold out. Boo!
Sitting in my car waiting for dinner with a friend that night I was bummed. I wasn’t going to see my aunt, uncle and best friends. I wasn’t going to get to walk around the city. I wasn’t going to get away.
Suddenly, a lightbulb went off in my head…what if I leave from a different station?
I fumbled for my phone and searched. Sure enough if I could find my way to another station the ticket would be much more reasonable.
Sold! I’ll worry about getting home later.
Good thing I looked for a train home immediately the next day. What I found was a list of canceled trains for Sunday. Yikes! Good thing I don’t have work on Monday. But, I better book fast. All those canceled trains means very crowded trains Monday.
I quickly found a reasonably priced and good time train on Monday morning a clicked Book!
Boston…here I come!