It’s April 1, so that means it is day 1 of the Blogging A to Z challenge! I was trying to figure out what to write about for today, letter A, and drawing a blank. I thought, “I’m sitting on this Amtrak train and need a topic.” When I decided to just use “Amtrak”.
I am headed to see my daughter who has had a rough week and needs her mommy. She is also coming home this weekend for Easter so I decided to just take the Amtrak to her and then drive home with her for the weekend.
This is my second trip on Amtrak in the past year or so. I enjoy traveling by train. I like being able to sit back and relax.
When I was out of college and doing an internship with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, I used to take the Amtrak from Chicago or Joliet to Springfield and back all the time. I used to say that I hated taking the train, but really, I hated Springfield. Such a yawner of a city!
Taking Amtrak might not get you someplace faster than driving (like a plane would), but it is nice to not have to worry about driving. I can just sit back and relax! Plus it’s pretty cheap — my one-way tickets from Joliet to Alton was $26 — that’c cheaper than the tank of gas it would have cost me to drive.
So there you go, Amtrak — some free advertising for you today!
Good to hear a positive review of Amtrak. We are considering an overnight train from Florida to Virginia that carries the car. Much cheaper than flying four of us and renting a car and more relaxing than the drive.
We utilize it often. It’s a convenient way for my daughter to travel between her college and home, especially in the winter. It’s affordable and comfortable. Lots of people with kids use Amtrak because kids get a kick out of traveling by train. Hope it turns out to be a good option for you and your family!
I wish train travel was more convenient and more common in the US. I enjoyed your post today.
~Visiting from AtoZ
I cannot bring myself to get on a train. It all goes back to an amusement park in NC and a steam engine and some cowboys and Indians and lots of noise. LOL Visiting from A-Z!
How lucky your daughter is to have a mommy ready to go to her. ❤