Boltbus is a new company that is a subsidiary of Greyhound and you can get a fare for as cheap as a dollar if you book in advance long enough. I booked yesterday and got a one-way fare from NYC to Boston for $15…that beats Amtrak by a long shot. What’s more is there is free wi-fi access on the bus–how awesome is that. I’ve gotten so much work done! I even watched Fr Rodrick’s show for a little while and did a bit of blogging on my dog’s blog. At times it’s a bit slow but for the most part it’s awesome. There’s supposedly more legroom on this but I wouldn’t say it’s significantly more as compared with Amtrak–but for $15 it’s roomy.
The one downside thus far–the bus was late and we’re about an hour behind schedule. The company is only 3 months old–but so far it might be the place to go if you’re taking a quick trip to Boston, Philly or Washington DC.
As for the BustedHalo retreat–this should be fun. I’ll be preaching the reconciliation service on Saturday night on the prodigal son–some of which I sampled on here this past week.