Let me start this off by saying that next year there WILL be a group from our area attending this event.  There is no reason why we should continue to miss out on this type of training when we get invited.  Our journey starts on the Amtrak Crescent #20.  We enjoyed 20 hours of conversation and awesome scenery, along with some sleeping and some snoring (the guilty know who they are).  The people on the train could not have treated us much better than they did and Ernest (our attendant) was an old acquaintance from Meridian, MS.  I certainly hope that next year’s trip is filled with people from our little corner of the world.

Inside the Coach

Crossing the Potomac

Arrival at Union Station in Washington, DC