Your points are valid. Regardless of what was going on or not going on with the employee our behavior was inappropriate and escalated the situation. It would have been better to just leave. When I traveled the Coast Starlight by myself, I just paid the 10 dollars for the wine tasting and ate the cheese, and enjoyed the scenery. I am not a wine drinker, so I drank it and kept on rolling.I’m sorry, Steve, I was just trying to come up with general examples for my post and did not mean to criticize you at all. The PPC just came into my mind as a place where someone’s feet might hurt.
From reading your excellent and enjoyable travelogues, it’s obvious that you are a considerate traveler who deals well with situations that arise.
It can be hard to travel with older relatives. My mother could be so difficult that I would try to look invisible when I was with her. But the joy they get from traveling and being with us is worth it.