Leavin’ For Chicago On The Train Today.

Well, we are off today on our grand adventure. And as long as we don’t get stuck in the Rockies somewhere in a snow storm, some robbers don’t show up on horseback and rob us, and the train doesn’t run out of gas, we should make it to Chicago in 39 hours.


39 hours. On a train.

I figure this will either make my marriage stronger or I will come back divorced. 😉 We have our books, games, snacks, laptop w/movies – and we are ready to go. Will be keeping notes on the way to Chicago and on our way back so I can write a detailed report once we are back in LA, although I will probably pop my head in here while we are away to make sure all is well and that my scheduled posts are indeed going live.

Wish us luck!

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  1. Mrs. Micah says:

    Micah says “Well, at least they’re making a left turn at Albaquoiqi.” Apparently he’s paraphrasing Bugs Bunny…hence the misspelling to represent pronunciation.

    Have fun. Laptop should help. And no kids. I did 18 hours as a kid and survived. Barely.

  2. Kiran says:

    I took the train back to DC from my hometown in Indiana after Thanksgiving. It was certainly the frugal way to go. My best friend is visiting me from there for New Years week, and he will do the same.

    You get to talk to interesting strangers. You will love it. Admittedly my trip was half as long as yours, and I was doing it in a coach seat.

    The biggest problem is that there are stretches where Amtrak is as fast or faster than driving (Indiana to Cleveland), then there are stretches when its half as fast as driving (Pittsburg to DC). If you’ve got time to watch the scenery … then thats not a bad problem to have.

  3. david says:

    Well, the way here was great! I barely even read my books and we never turned on the laptop…we had a great time and we were sorry we were there already. Let’s see how the way back goes!