Partial Transcript: Episode 10 (Travel. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
Virginia: I just got back from being out of town. Nick is about to go to Austin.
Andrew: Nick, how do you fly? You’re a big guy. It seems like it would be cramped.
Nick: I do fly. I just need to sit in the emergency row or on the aisle.
Andrew: They put me on the emergency row once, and I didn’t know what to do with all this space.
Virginia: I can put in a minibar!
Nick: And some bunk beds!
Andrew: What was weird was that I couldn’t reach…
Nick: The floor?
Andrew: I can reach the floor. But, if I stretch my legs out, I can’t reach the seat in front.
Mike: How close does your head come to hitting the ceiling?
Nick: Actually, I’m not that bad except on Southwest. I can’t stand up in the center aisle. It sucks when you hit your head on that stupid little warning light that pops out.
Virginia: It’s even worse because it’s a warning light.
Andrew: I can almost stand up in the lower parts of the plane.
Nick: The corners of the luggage compartments are the worst.
Virginia: That never even crossed my mind.
Andrew: This is why I think the train is the best way to go. If you can afford it and can take your time going somewhere, the train is the best way to go.
Nick: I agree with you. Luxury on a train is super nice. They have bar and food carts. You drink, you eat, you go sleep. And you can also hook up on a train. There’s not much other travel where you can do that.
Andrew: You can bring your own alcohol on a train!
Virginia: But there aren’t very many trains in the US.
Andrew: Amtrack is all over the place.
Virginia: When’s the last time you took an Amtrack train?
Andrew: About three years ago.
Nick: I tried to take a train to Lollapalooza last year. It’s a big party train.
Virginia: From Dallas to Chicago?
Nick: It’s two nights, and it’s expensive. It’s like $600 to $700.
Virginia: But you would have been paying for a hotel otherwise.
Andrew: And that includes meals. There’s a dining car.
Virginia: I have a funny train story. I was traveling Europe in college. We did the “hiking during the day” and sleep on the train at night. We were cheap, so we paid for a six-sleeper room. It was just my boyfriend and I in our party, and the other four beds were German students. They spoke no English. It was a long day. I was exhausted. I was sweaty. My feet were sweaty. I took my boots off, and the smell stunk up the whole room. I didn’t know how to say, “I’m sorry.” What can you do?
Andrew: Put your boots back on!
Virginia: Eventually it dissipated. It is burned in my mind this awkward moment.
Nick: I thought you were going to say that it was burning your eyes!
Mike: Tell us your sleeper rack story.
Nick: When the other tourists were worried that the top bunk couldn’t support me? Yeah, the conductor came in and was pulling on the supports while I was up there to prove that I wasn’t too heavy.
Virginia: I’m surprised that you didn’t get claustrophobic.
Nick: Low ceilings really get me.
Mike: What’s your worst travel experience?
Virginia: For me, it’s when my husband got thrown up on in a casino in Vegas.
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