by Kathy Tate
My sister moved from Atlanta to Boston, during which time she gave birth to her first child on October 16, 1988. My husband and I decided to take our kids to meet our new nephew/cousin for Christmas. We took the Crescent.
My husband and I along with our four children, including our four-year-old, piled into two rooms across from each other. The next morning, Christmas Day, we had a wonderful breakfast in the Dining Car. When it was time to pay, the waiter said the breakfast had been paid for. We tried to leave a tip, and he said, "that was paid for too." We later found out that a Catholic priest was onboard and was so touched to see our family together on Christmas morning, he paid for our breakfast.
Great trip - everyone should experience the wonder of train travel.