Go by Train – Top Ten Reasons to Travel by Rail

by Lynn on July 26, 2011

Go by train Amtrak10. Riding the train is an adventure and kids love it!

Go by train abandoned shack next to stream9. Complete strangers wave at you when the train goes by.

go by train mountain pine trees8. You can see countryside which is inaccessible by other modes of transportation.

go by train Amtrak engine7. There is no fear of plummeting to earth from 30, 000 feet (That one is for my sister-she doesn’t fly).

go by train big sky and wide open spaces6. Parents don’t have to take turns driving.

go by train eating in the dining car on Amtrak5. Eating in the Dining Car is fun!

Traveling by train Amtrak sleeper car 4. Families can spend quality time together playing board games and talking to one another.

travel by train along country stream3. There is electricity on board for electronic devices when families get tired of talking to one another.

Traveling by train on Amtrak along flower fields2. When you book a sleeping car, your steward has free coffee brewing all. day. long. How cool is that?!

Traveling by train on Amtrak making mountain turnAnd the number 1 reason to Go by Train is: If you close your eyes, you can pretend that you are on the Orient Express and Mr. Poirot is solving a murder in the smoking car.

Special thanks to my sister and niece for allowing me to share these photos of our Amtrak train ride from Los Angeles to Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight.

I am linking up at OH AMANDA for Top Ten Tuesday!

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On the journey toward Home,

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin July 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

That looks like it was fun! I hope they were on their way to see someone special!~ 🙂


Lynn July 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

They were going to see their favorite cousin, because she’s the best cousin in the whole world, and seriously, how could I ever decide on which Vera Bradley bag to buy without her help?!


Robin July 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Excellent Answer!!!!! 🙂


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