Day 8 – Returning Home

Posted by on July 2, 2009

We boarded a New Jersey Transit train at about 8:00 in the morning. We took that train straight to New York Penn station where we picked up our Amtrak tickets, checked our baggage and checked into the ClubAcela lounge.

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Our train from NY to Washington DC was running late. At about 10:15, we headed to the platform to board. Soon after, our train pulled in.

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We were in coach on this train as it is only a four hour ride.

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We arrived in to DC at about 2:00 where we had lunch and settled into the CLubAcela lounge.

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About to board right now. Will post again from Chicago tomorrow.

5 Responses to Day 8 – Returning Home

  1. Harriett

    Wow the train depots look great! Didn’t know we had this kind of setup in the US. I’ve ridden alot of trains in Europe and wished we had that here. I may need to look further into this! Glad ya’ll are having a wonderful time.

  2. Aw-Maw in Arkansas

    It looks like you are really headed home!!! You are all looking good and like you have enjoyed yourselves. I know you’ll have a lot of stories to tell when we see you later this month—-OH BOY!!! We’ll look forward to hearing from Chicago tomorrow. Soak up all the fun you can in this train —-
    It is hot here. looks cloudy, but no water falling….the garden needs some.
    Love to all and take care!!!!!!
    GOING HOME—I BET IT WILL LOOK GOOD—

  3. Donna Hogue

    Wow! Brenda Ayres and I loved the Washington DC train station; We ate there a couple of times. I’ve been in the Chicago grand central at least 4-5 times. I don’t remember why we took the L downtown, but we needed to walk about a block and 1/2 to change train stations. In Chicago, You can see the Sear’s tower and the Grand Central Station from the front of Frank Lloyd’s Wright’s office and home.It is straight down the street about 6 blocks.

  4. Bill Mashburn

    You all have a great train trip home! I bet the Acela ride from NYC to DC was something! High speed trains like we need all over the country! Have fun!!

  5. Craig Mashburn

    It was not an Acela train, just a Regional. Acela was too expensive. We still got up to 122 mph!