Oh Amtrak.... You had me at "All Aboard!"

Oh Amtrak.... You had me at "All Aboard!"
My son looking up at the glorious ceiling of Union Station on Canal St.

My dad hasn’t been doing so well in the past few months, so I knew that after my son’s last day of third grade we needed to get to Austin, Texas ASAP.

There were several factors in my decision to take a two-day Amtrak train ride instead of a 3 hour flight, but the biggest by far was the hope that we might turn that classic “summer trek to the grandparents’ house” into THE GREAT SUMMER ADVENTURE OF 2017.

My Amtrak experience had such a profound effect on me that I’ve decided to do a post a day for the month of July to share this uniquely American travel experience. I will use the pics I took in and from the ‘Texas Eagle‘ from Chicago to Austin. Stay tuned!


That’s my piece, and that’s my peace. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my silly words. It truly means the world to me. Carry on…


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