Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's National Train Day

May 9th is the anniversary of a number of historic events, including President Woodrow Wilson’s 1914 proclamation commemorating Mother’s Day and the first flight over the North Pole in 1926. Amtrak, a company truly with its finger on the nation’s pulse, has chosen this auspicious date to celebrate their second annual National Train Day to memorialize the establishment of the first cross-country railroad.

A fitting tribute indeed when one considers that the comfort afforded by rail travel has in fact changed significantly since its inception. The china and silverware of yore having been replaced by microwaves and canned beer in the “dining car,” rail passengers today are subjected to conditions the glitterati of the day would scoff at.

Enter the Skwoosh travel cushion. Our gel seat not only relieves the pressure and numbness in the legs that plague the modern day rail passenger denied the comforts of the sleeping car, but can be folded up and stowed in a carry-on bag or briefcase.

Happy National Train Day America! At least you can celebrate in comfort.

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