Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:06 PM
I have spent an overnight in a coach. But, I prefer a sleeper. On my recent EB trip, I was surprised that I slept both nights as well as I did. Never awoke with the operations that take place at Spokane and I have done so in the past.
I always sleep better the second night, probably because I barely sleep during the first night. (I'm a night owl, so I have issues adjusting to "train hours".)
When I traveled from Chicago to Seattle a couple years ago, I woke up briefly during the operations at Spokane. My body must have registered Something Was Different. I noticed we weren't moving, checked to see where we were, and realized it was the long stop at Spokane. I tried to see what was happening, but I fell back asleep almost immediately and slept soundly until about 6:30 a.m.
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