long way there

What to do on a 9 hour train ride…

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
– Unfortunately the scenery is fairly familiar after a week of it.
Enjoyment can be maintained for 90 minutes at most.

Listen to the excellent commentary from the guide.
– Again, the commentary is likely to be pretty damn close to the commentary received on every other tour taken for the past week. Many items have been mentioned at least 10 times.

* Rivers are grey due to glacial silt, created as glaciers move over rock
* juvenile bald eagles do not have white heads yet
* instructions on what to do in case of a bear encounter
* instructions on what to do in case of a moose encounter
Eat

Drink (bloody marys are an excellent drink)

Find some friends to play cards with

Play cards by yourself

Anticipate the relaxation qualities of the ship

Anticipate the exercise opportunities of the ship

Sleep
NB – 9 hours is a very long time.

 

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