Tag Archives: Amtrak

Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive FL

It was dark when we finished our dinner last night so we couldn’t see much outside. I hear the most scenic part of the Auto Train trip happens in the dark. After dinner we returned to our room and I … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, February, Florida | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Amtrak Auto Train, Depart VA

After a GREAT visit with our kids and some birthday celebrations with our grandson and with our daughter it was time for us to head back to Florida where we left our motor home. The rest of the winter will … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, February | Tagged ,

Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive VA

It’s too bad most of our trip on the Auto Train was in the dark. Neither of us slept very well last night and looking out the window to watch the scenery pass was useless. Even though the beds were … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Trip 2013, Daily Post, Florida, January | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Amtrak Auto Train, Depart FL

This is an overnight non-stop trip. The train leaves Sanford, Florida, at 4:00PM and should arrive in Lorton, Virginia, 855 miles later, around 9:00AM tomorrow. We were told to be there no later than 2:00 to allow time to get … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, Florida, January | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Amtrak Auto Train!

That’s right, we’re taking the Amtrak Auto Train! Yes, we are a bit nuts. Who leaves Florida (The Sunshine State) to go north into where record-breaking Winter Storm Jonah just dumped all it’s fury? We do. It will be fine. … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, Florida, January | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Amtrak, 1 Sunset Limited, Final Leg

It’s been a long day. We woke up this morning to find ourselves in San Antonio, four hours behind schedule. Our train was to meet up with another train during the overnight hours and switch some passenger cars around. The … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, March | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Amtrak, 1 Sunset Limited, Day 1

As our train approached the station in New Orleans last night it took us right past the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, I was lucky to get this blurry shot of it with my iPhone. No sleeping on the train, as it was … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, Louisiana, March | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Amtrak, 19 Crescent, Day 2

When the sun came up this morning ALL the snow was gone! Not a snowflake to be seen anywhere.  I do kinda miss it, but not really. We are running about an hour and a half behind schedule. One of … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, March | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Amtrak Return Trip

It wasn’t easy saying goodbye to the kids, but it’s time to return to sunny Arizona. We will be back here in the spring.  We left Concord New Hampshire, yesterday, returned our rental car, and spent the night at a … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, March | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Winter! and a Baby

Our train arrived at Boston South Station after midnight, about three hours late. Finding a taxi was no problem, they were waiting at the station for potential fares. Our hotel was holding our reservations for us as we had notified them … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, March, Massachusetts, New Hampshire | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Amtrak Day 4, Lake Shore Limited

2,176 miles done, 959 to go. We waited in the Metropolitan Lounge at Chicago’s Union Station for nine hours last night. Thank goodness we had sleeper car tickets that came with a perk of allowing us this luxury. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, February | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Amtrak Texas Eagle, Day 3

We both slept better on the train last night than we did the night before. I suppose it just takes some getting used to. Anyway, it was cold when we woke up. It was warm enough inside, but outside it … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, February | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Amtrak Texas Eagle, Day 2

The sleeping car attendant helped us prepare our beds for the night last night. Neither of us slept real well. I didn’t mind the rocking and the sounds of the train, actually found it soothing. The beds were hard and we … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post, February | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Train! The Train!

The train arrived right on time this morning at the Benson stop, at exactly 8:15 as scheduled. There were about a dozen passengers boarding with us but nobody got off the train at this stop. We are in Superliner #32091 which … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Daily Post, February | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Amtrak Adventure!

America’s Railroad. On Saturday we will be “riding the rails” from Benson, Arizona, to Boston, Massachusetts. It will be  3,135  miles, and should take four days on two separate trains:  the Texas Eagle from Benson to Chicago, and Lake Shore … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Daily Post, February | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments