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Old 02-04-2010, 10:56 AM   #31
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not that far!

Lori-if your fear of being somewhere else on the train is stopping you-worry not! I had my girls ages 5 and 17 in the other room! Let me explain-the rooms are about 28 inches apart!!! You would book the two rooms across from each other.That's what we do.Only the width of the aisle is between you.We left the rooms doors open to see each other 90% of the time.We talked and passed items and all worked fine.Once the little one was asleep we closed the door.You would hear if anyone opened it(not to panic you here because that would only be a crazy worst case).There are also curtains you can pull across your doorways if you don't wish to close the doors.You could then hear them easily.I would say have the smallest one with you and the older one across from you.He would be asleep and tell him if he woke up he could just call for you and you would come to him.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:40 AM   #32
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:59 PM   #33
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what am I missing?

Did someone say almost 2500 dollars for 3 adults and 1 child???

I just priced out the auto train from VA to FL for 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids) AND our oversized SUV and it would cost 950 dollars round trip!!!!!! Granted that's not including a room but still.............


so like I said, what am I missing?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #34
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what am I missing?

Did someone say almost 2500 dollars for 3 adults and 1 child???

I just priced out the auto train from VA to FL for 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids) AND our oversized SUV and it would cost 950 dollars round trip!!!!!! Granted that's not including a room but still.............


so like I said, what am I missing?
You said it at the end-you are missing the room!!The cost of two roomettes down and two roomettes back is $1600 alone.Also, I am traveling from farther north than VA so that adds to our tickets too.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:22 AM   #35
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We love the train. We have done it twice, from albany NY to orlando, with a towncar pick up. Never got a room , we just sleep in the coach seats. And i maybe going west on the train all the way to montana in april, for that i may get a room.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #36
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I'm gonna do the east coast to west coast someday myself!
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #37
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #38
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for mama-I would recommend the 2 roomettes BUT be warned it is pricey.I listed the price here in the thread so be prepared.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #39
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cntrygal,
Can you tell me what towncar service you called for pick up?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:28 PM   #40
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Great Trip Report I have often considered traveling by train. I just visited amtrak website. For my upcoming trip in July, it would cost me $1053(526.50 each way). Last year my roundtrip airline tickets were $696 so I guess I am sticking with flying for now. I would really consider the train if the price was comparable.

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip! It looks like it was a wonderful adventure.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #41
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mama-years ago I used Mears BUT this last trip I rented a car.Using a town car service to bring you to and fro will cost you at least half of what a whole week of a rental car will cost you.That's what my experience was anyway
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #42
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I jut checked the prices and time from Dal to Orlando.
68 hour trip one way. Its about 20 hours by car.
Guess no train for us
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #43
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from Dallas to Orlando takes over 60 hrs????Seems odd since we travel from Vermont/upstate NY area and it takes approx 24 hrs. Are you sure you entered info correctly??
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #44
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I just checked their site and see that they have you connect to 3 trains????Crazy to go from Dallas to Chic. and then DC!!!!!!!!!Crazy!
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:55 PM   #45
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Just starting to read your train adventure - can't wait to get on with it but had to comment. It is my belief that everyday there is a reference to The Wizard of Oz if you are paying attention. YOU made my day - 2 references! :-)
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