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Retro Road Podcast

Sep 25, 2018

Sometimes you just need a do-over, or so our kids tell us. Today's episode is just that. Tune in to hear us actually introduce ourselves (which we apparently didn't fully do the first time through), and fill in other gaping holes, all while discussing our favorite notebooks, the Texas wine trail, and Amazon Prime....

Sep 18, 2018


On today's episode we talk about train cars, the people you meet on trains and chem trails -- yes, that's chem trails.  Listen to find out more!

Today’s mentions:


Learn about the history of the famed Orient Express

 Venice-Simplon Orient Express – Today’s OE experience

 Amtrak Empire Builder – Sample Menu


Sep 11, 2018

Join Mary and Melinda as they talk about train travel.  

Find out why they wanted to travel by train and what they were expecting as they traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles on the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight. 

 On this episode, we talk about the book that started the whole train conversation.  We discuss...

Sep 3, 2018

Join Mary and Melinda as they travel down the Retro Road in search of adventures. 

These two friends love all things retro and especially the travel of days gone by -- roadside attractions, kitschy motor inns, train travel, and Route 66.  

In this first episode you'll meet your hosts and hear about some of their...