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The Big Trip, Part 2: Chicago to D.C.

After our sojourn in Madison, we headed down to Chicago and spent a half-day with Shane Kost before boarding the Amtrak toward Washington, D.C. Our first family train adventure was a hit! The kids loved the sights, sounds, sleeping arrangements, and especially the lack of seatbelts. We parents LOVED the fact that it was not an airplane, even if it did take 20 hours to get to Washington.
Headed to Chicago!
Headed to Chicago!
Visiting Shane in Chicago
Visiting Shane in Chicago
Simon tries Shane's helmet
Simon tries Shane's helmet
He is ready to hit the road
He is ready to hit the road
Visiting Dorothy (and Toto) at Oz Park
Visiting Dorothy (and Toto) at Oz Park
At the beach
At the beach
What a life
What a life
Ready to swim!
Ready to swim!
Cousins
Cousins
Wow, Lake Michigan is cold!
Wow, Lake Michigan is cold!
Kristina is not so interested
Kristina is not so interested
Waiting for the train
Waiting for the train
The Capitol Limited has arrived (and is startlingly loud)
The Capitol Limited has arrived (and is startlingly loud)
Kristina acts like she owns the place
Kristina acts like she owns the place
Simon claims his bunk
Simon claims his bunk
He's only a little bit excited
He's only a little bit excited
Underway
Underway
Farewell to Chicago
Farewell to Chicago
Seeing the sights
Seeing the sights
We like trains better than planes...
We like trains better than planes...
Nice roomy cabin
Nice roomy cabin
Lounging
Lounging
Dinnertime
Dinnertime
Simon tests his bed
Simon tests his bed
Kristina Jane likes the view
Kristina Jane likes the view
Night lights
Night lights
One last look out the window
One last look out the window
Follow Simon for a train tour
Follow Simon for a train tour
He knows how to change cars
He knows how to change cars
Making his way to the dining car
Making his way to the dining car
Breakfast decisions
Breakfast decisions
Matt is happy with coffee
Matt is happy with coffee
Simon is grumpy without pancakes
Simon is grumpy without pancakes
Exploring
Exploring
Teamwork
Teamwork
Self-portrait
Self-portrait
Playtime
Playtime
Naptime
Naptime
Post-nap hair
Post-nap hair
Just give me some cheerios; I'll be fine.
"Just give me some cheerios; I'll be fine."
Crossing the bridge at Harper's Ferry
Crossing the bridge at Harper's Ferry
Kristina takes a look
Kristina takes a look
View from the lounge car
View from the lounge car
Simon poses with the Capitol Limited
Simon poses with the Capitol Limited
Farewell to the train
Farewell to the train