Several months ago Anna bought an Amtrak pass and made a long trip around the country. As part of that trip she mailed postcards to friends describing what was happening on her journey. The postcard I received talked about some problems on the train as it was going towards New Orleans.
On the card she describes how the train had some problems continuing onto New Orleans. Amtrak provided buses to move passengers into town, but unfortunately not enough buses to permit all of the passengers to move forward. Anna and her beloved were two of the many that had to remain on the train.
Unfortunately there was no kitchen staff, or nearby town in which to obtain food. The remaining staff found some hot dogs in the kitchen, but could not figure out how to use the microwave in order to heat up the hot dogs, so Anna ended up with cold soggy hot dogs. I thought that I would provide a photograph that she might keep with her if she ever again runs into a similar situation. It shows how to heat up a hot dog in a microwave.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on her attitude) Anna had to leave San Francisco and return to her home country, England. I’m not sure if the trains over there serve hot dogs or use microwaves, but now she will be prepared.