April 4, 2011 at 10:56 am #2533
Me, my DD and both of parents are going to take a train to DC at the end of August to see the Smithsonian and some other sites. My DH isn't going because large crowds make his anxiety go through the roof. This may be the only vacation (besides weekend camping) that my DD gets to take with my parents. My Dad isn't unhealthy, but he has had his fair share of problems. He is such a HUGE history buff. You can throw out a date in history pertaining to any of the wars and especially American history and he can tell you what was going on. I got my love of history from him and I hope my DD picks up some of it too!
First, I've never been on a passenger train. I've been on a few subways but that is it (small-town country girl here). We will be laying-over in Penn Station and catching our next train to Union Station. I'm so excited to see the architecture of both of these places.
Second, outside of the incredible things we are going to see, is that Robin Shakoor is going to meet up with us and spend a day with me and the family!! She lives an hour outside of DC. I'm sooooo excited to finally meet her! I know it is a few months away and things can change, but right now I am just so excited. We chat a few times a week and I am so grateful for her guidance and support. I hope everything works out so that we can meet in person!
Any tips for traveling by train?April 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm #99981
Sounds awesome! I was telling my honey last night that we need to do a train ride somewhere. Have fun and, of course, take lots of pictures!April 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm #99983
ooo that will be fun fun Lisa:) and to meet a buddy even better:) tips for the train…get some Gravol (motion sickness pills) I th ink you guys calls it something else in the states lol……but ya get that just in case 🙂April 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm #99982
ooo that will be fun fun Lisa:) and to meet a buddy even better:) tips for the train…get some Gravol (motion sickness pills) I th ink you guys calls it something else in the states lol……but ya get that just in case 🙂
Really? Ugh, I get car sick if I don't drive….grrr. I also don't want to sleep through the trip. Do they have non-drowsy stuff? Oh, and stuff for kids?April 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm #99984
a double whammy of things I love.
I love traveling by trains (none of us have ever had motion sickness on them)
and Washington DC is just a fantastic place to visit. So much to see & do.
Have a blast!April 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm #99985
Oh, Lisa, what fun!!!!! I don't know Union Station, but Penn is gorgeous!!!!
And the Smithsonian is one of the places that I could stay in for days!!!! (You may want to visit their Air & Space, too.)
And hooking up with Robin, OMG, how wonderful is that!!!!
This is going to be one fantastic trip, enjoy!!!!!!April 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm #99980
DH and I took the auto-train to DC from FL many, many moons ago didn't have any motion problems.
Air & Space is wonderful, my DH is a retired engineer from the Space Center so he could have spent the entire trip in just that one museum
DC in the summer can be brutal as far as temptures go!April 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm #99986
Sounds wonderful, Lisa! I've always wanted to go to DC and the Smithsonian. You guys are going to have a wonderful time!April 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm #99987April 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm #99988
Traveling by train is fun! I hope you have fun touring in my fair city.April 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm #99989
Traveling by train is fun! I hope you have fun touring in my fair city.
Are coming with Robin?April 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm #99990
Mechlazine….or something like that …..is the motion sickness med you take on a cruise. It works.
And….I am truly jealous! Sounds like so much fun!!!!April 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm #99991
I love taking the train. Tis sounds like a really cool way to take a trip. Amtrak trains can be COLD!!!!April 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm #99992
I checked it out, and there is an Amtrak going from San Antonio to places north….like Chicago and NY. Sounds like fun!!!April 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm #99993
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