For many years now, we've talked about how fun it would be take the train from our house to Mon Amour's parent's house. They literally live a block from the train station in their town. Practicality has always won out and we have just driven; it takes about the same amount of time to drive as it does to take the train.
But earlier this month, thanks to a gift from my parents, we had the chance to take the train!
Here we are waiting for our departing train.
No true Amtrak experience would be complete without a multi-hour delay, so we shouldn't have been surprised when our departing train was 2.5 hour late. Thank heavens for "Trunki" the suitcase with wheels; it makes a nice make-shift "pet" to play with to pass the time.
It wasn't supposed to be dark on the way down. But thanks to the delay, we got to see some fun Christmas lights on our way south.
The weather was lovely at Grandma and Grandad's house.
Mon Amour escaped a couple times in our short visit to have some kid-free time. This hot-chocolate is pretty tasty!
The girls enjoyed having breakfast with Grandma and Grandad.
All too soon it was time to take the train home. Trains can be loud...
Weekend adventures are exhausting.
Enjoying the train ride home!
Tired of the pictures.
Though definitely not the most efficient way to get from here to there, it was truly a fun experience and one the girls will be talking about for some time!