So, after the smashing success that was my first journey on Amtrak from Chicago to Philadelphia and back, I'm (very slowly) gearing up to set off again, this time to Providence, RI for the NecronomiCon H.P. Lovecraft Convention. It's not until August, so I won't be liveblogging for a while yet, but I'm aiming to reserve a roomette on the Capitol Limited this time around and will let you all know what that's like. Also hope to be able to provide some images and video as I now have at least some feel for the process of traveling by Amtrak (and won't be caught unawares with all my kit plugged in and powered up when we're 15 seconds away from my stop). So mostly, this is a placeholder thread. At least for now. However, as was the case before, if anyone has any insight into how to get the most out of a CHI<-->PVD trip, please do tip me off. I'll be on the 30 for 17 hours this time, and the Northeast Regional for about 7, so will be getting some different sights this go-around. More as it develops.