I know I don't need to recap the situation about gasoline or air travel. Just groan among yourselves.
But I did notice that the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly this year and for the next three years are in cities with Amtrak service.
- 2008 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 2009 Salt Lake City, UT
- 2010 Minneapolis, MN
- 2011 Charlotte, NC
I'm already thinking of going to GA next year.
Of course, from Washington, D.C., the train to Salt Lake City would take 55 hours each way and with a roomette the trip would be very expensive. But expensive travel is part of our future and delays, too, I suspect.
But putting a better face on it, say, even if a couple hundred GA attendees made the trip -- coming from east and west -- there would be a noticeable presence on the train and might-could extend the GA experience for the passengers. And it would be a lovely way to make the trip.