Here's the most simple interesting fact about our trip so far --- how many will be with us at each segment. Things may change if I get more current information, but for now it looks like this:
#19 Crescent. Northeast cities to ATL: 9 people, 8 rooms
ATLANTA activities: 13 people
#19 Crescent, ATL-NOL: 12 people, 10 rooms
NEW ORLEANS activities: 14 people
#58 City of New Orleans, NOL-MEM: 12 people, 7 rooms. Of the 12 people: 10 in sleepers, 2 currently in coach.
MEMPHIS activities: 11 people (10 at dinnertime)
#58 City of New Orleans, MEM-CHI: 9 people, 8 rooms
CHICAGO unofficial activities: 11 people but there is talk of splitting into different activities.
And now not part of the real Fest but newsworthy: Cardinal refugees now on the Capitol Limited: 4 people in 4 rooms, all CHI-WAS