Lead Service Attendant
- Sep 27, 2014
Thanks but actually, I'm coming from FTW to LAX before I take the CS to PDX... my bad, I didn't mention that. This trip has been on my bucket list forever, never gone further north on the CS than San Jose and never having ridden the Builder at all. I'm also booked on the SWC to Lamy where I meet my ride home. I've done that trip before but not since the changes to Lamy.Idaho is the only state on the entire Empire Builder route subject to the order, so unless Oregon's numbers get so bad that it ends up on the list in early September, it shouldn't affect your plans.
Where the real problem comes in is the Builder doesn't get into CUS until after the SWC departs (the Eagle isn't an alternative for the same reason). So I would have to get a hotel in Chicago overnight. Now with the quarantine in effect I don't want to take the chance on being stuck there. My crystal ball isn't telling me what's going to happen with this pandemic or how the quarantine might affect me, or even how long it will be in place. I'm inclined to cancel the trip but I'm really bummed about it.