We had a very nice Christmas break. We took the train to Nova Scotia to visit my folks for a week, plus several days of travelling. In the past, we have drove and took the ferry across the Bay of Fundy, or used the airlines. Well, we've had bad luck with the airlines in the winter, with one trip with huge delays, and another one where we got stuck in Detroit for several days. Driving is a bit of a crap shoot too, and the ferry schedule has changed such that we would need to spend two nights enroute. The train fare was almost identical to air fare, so we decided to give it a try.

We had a compartment with two seats, fold-down bunk beds, a toilet and a shower. Plus there was a dining car and several lounge cars. We really enjoyed the trip - it was a very relaxing way to travel.