We never seem to sleep well on the nights before travel days, but the room is very comfortable so even though we wake early we are rested. The Amtrack ticket office opens at 7AM and Dick is standing in line to pick up our reserved tickets. We can board at about 9:10AM and since Carolyn will need to use the elevator, we are told to meet a porter at the ticket area and he will get us on the train. We relax a bit with this information as we have four bags and the camera and computer bag! We go for breakfast at the hotel’s nice buffet breakfast and Carolyn makes a couple of ham sandwiches to take on the train.
At the appointed time, the hotel porter takes us and our luggage down to the train station where the station porter meets us. He transfers our luggage to a dolly and takes us down to the train on the elevator and gets us loaded onto the train
Finally we are on our way.... the ride is a bit rough at times, but the seating is comfortable so that is a plus. We travel along the full length of Lake Champlain....the scenery is beautiful, but the ride is long.