Amtrak

Trip #1 – Pittsburgh to Chicago on Thanksgiving

Trip #2 – Pittsburgh to DC then back home.

I can see why there are “train” people.  It is an easy way to travel.  No shoes off, metal detectors, long lines, etc.  The food car (which is sadly going away starting 6/1/2018) is a great place to meet people and the food is shockingly good considering.  If you go, get a sleeper room – it’s worth it but be warned, they are tight.  Along with the sleeper, go with extra time on your hands – these are not meant for quick, on time travel.  While we left on time, arrival was either 40 minutes late or 20 minutes early….

You really get to see a lot of things you’d otherwise miss and, you realize there is a lot to miss as you travel.