Have you ever traveled by train (Amtrak)? When was the last time?
My dad worked for Amtrak when I was a kid so we rode free. I loved taking the train. We always went from Chicago up to Grand Rapids, MI to visit family.
then in college I took the train to and from school for breaks (from Chicago to LaPlate, MO--a 6 hour ride). Something ALWAYS happened on the way back to Missouri, lol. Once time we just stopped in the middle of no where and the lights went out in the car. It was pitch black outside and everyone was so quiet and then someone started talking about being attacked by dinosaurs and pretty soon the whole car was cracking up and our imaginations were going wild. Sat there for a good hour, too.
Last time I was on a train was in 2000. I had been visiting my parents in Chicago and took it back to LaPlata (lived in a town 12 miles north) while 4 months pregnant with my oldest. I miss it.
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I have not traveled by train in the US, but I did several times when we lived in Germany. We only had one bad experience. My husband and I were with a couple and their two children. Both of the children were in a double stroller with the mom pushing them. We got up to get ready to get off at the next stop. We were about to get off when we realized that we may be getting off a stop too soon, but the mom and the kids were already half way off the train when the doors began to shut. I pushed the stroller out before the doors closed but that left her and the kids alone and my husband, her husband, and me on the train. We had to go to the next stop, get off, get on the next train, get off at the stop where she was and get back on another train. It was quite an adventure, especially since we didn't know much German and the train operators didn't know much English.
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