Trains, Planes and Automobiles

We left home in the van this morning at 4:20 to get to the airport. After getting through security, we had about 40 minutes to wait for our departure to DFW at 5:40. We left right on time and arrived at DFW. We had about a 2.5 hour layover. At DFW.

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We also rode the shuttle train around DFW to kill some time…

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Our flight to Chicago Midway was about 2 hours long. After that, we went to the Orange line el train (that is Elevated Train for you non-train people) and rode it to downtown (with all our luggage). Here is a pic at the downtown station.

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We had to huff it about three blocks with all of our luggage to arrive at Union Station.

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We checked in our luggage and grabbed a bite for lunch here in Union Station. After that, we took some pics in the main waiting room.

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Now we are waiting in the Metropolitan Lounge here in Union Station where I sorta have internet connection. Enough to do this anyway. The lounge is for Amtrak 1st Class customers (which means you have a room in the sleeper car and your not in coach). Our train, the Capitol Limited, is scheduled to leave at 5:35 pm. It is now 3:00.

2 thoughts on “Trains, Planes and Automobiles

  1. It is nap time here and I bet you all do not even want a nap –there is so much to see!!!! It was cold in worship,cold in class,and cold where we ate.It even felt cold to me here in the house.!!! What did you all have to eat on the train? Did they have hotcakes for breakfast? Did you enjoy the ride or just sleep through it? Be sure to see everything there is to see. Have fun and make lots of pictures.

  2. Great pictures of Chicago Union Station. I visited it several years ago shortly after it had been restored to it’s original state. It is a really great station with massive colums and large winding staircases and a grand concourse area. It still has lots of train activity which is great for train watchers and railfans.

    You all have a great train trip to D.C.

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