Two summers ago we took the train from Portland, OR to Denver, CO. I loved it. The only complaint I had was after several days of travel, the meal selections were a bit lackluster, and not great if you have any food allergies/intolerances.
I really want to do more train travel.
Has anyone else done a trip like that? How did your kids like it? Would you do it again?
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)
SAHM to 6
We hope to try it at some point when the little one is a bit bigger.
We've done shorter, scenic trips by train. They have been less than a day. I find them fairly comfortable because you can move around and stretch your legs. I enjoy the scenery and the whole experience.
The only negative that really bothers me are problems with other passengers, but that happens with bus, air or boat travel too.
We've looked into longer, overnight train travel but have always been limited by time, and to a certain extent, finances. I can usually find a less expensive air fare when I compare the cost of train travel. Given the cost, if we use the train, it would have to become part of the vacation experience, not just a means to get to our destination.
We have family on the east coast and this is something that I've considered to save money (though it would add a significant amount of time to our trip).
I'm curious to read about other people's experiences.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds 11yo dd 9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds