Nothing too much except a few local forum members think it is a little less than the best station that Amtrak services, which made me curious. That we are also travelling through two of the greatest stations in the world, LAX and WAS makes for a great contrast.
The reason for this particualr route is twofold.
We also enjoy buses, not so much tour buses but buses that have somewhere to go, Thruway or Greyhound types. We get a bus experience earlier in this trip from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo before catching a Surfliner south. Then again from BNL to Indianapolis. We are visiting your country and are interested, sometimes bus life and road travel is very different from Amtrak, a different view of America.
Second, from the first time I saw there was a place called 'Normal' I needed to go there to meet normal people (a rarity in life).
Simple reasons really.
After two years of pandemic I’m not sure what normal is. I’d guess things are fairly orderly in Normal Illinois. I’ve always found people in the state of Indiana to be pretty normal in the past.
Looking forward to reading your trip postpings.