So you think you want to take the train on your next cross country trip? I would highly recommend it, it’s quite an adventure and I fell in love with train travel on my first trip. Fortunately, I took another trip a month later that was not all sunshine and roses so I’m able to provide a pretty realistic look at all sides. Just like … Continue reading Your first cross country train trip — everything you need to know!
I woke up today and thought … “I need to see a waterfall, it’s been too long.” So I pulled up my GPS before getting out of bed and immediately shifted my Sunday plans. (Thats what weekends are for right?!) I’m a big believer in listening to intuition and following my needs and today my needs were speaking loud and clear. I needed nature, water, … Continue reading Some go chasing waterfalls …
I went to Omaha with as clean a slate as one probably could. I knew virtually nothing about the state aside from the fact that the Cornhuskers are also in the Big Ten with my Buckeyes. And, well, that was pretty much it. Granted I still don’t know much more, but I am happy to report I enjoyed my time there and left feeling like there were still … Continue reading Oh my, Omaha!
This post picks up at the end of my trip on the Empire Builder. Sunday Once I left King Street Station I had about 6 hours to kill before the rest of my eclectic party: Faye, her husband Kirk, their almost 2 year old son, and Kirk’s brother Toby got into town. Normally, I’d have no problem killing time but I was hindered by my … Continue reading Quite nearly sleepless in Seattle
I sat there in the dark bus at 2:58 a.m., not ten minutes into the trip, my feet already freezing from a floor AC vent blowing frigid air, rain pounding on the windows and thought to myself, “Why do I do this?” I deal with fear a lot at the beginning of trips. Little nagging moments that I push through because the tickets are booked, … Continue reading All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 1)