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Sunday, July 20, 2008

All Aboard!

Tomorrow Danny and I are taking the train to visit my parents for a week. Camille is going to Disney World with her Dad and Grandpa. We were supposed to be going to the beach for this week but when Camille was offered a trip to Disney World, a week at the beach with Mom doesn't seem so much fun anymore. That's okay, Danny and I are taking an Amtrak train from Savannah to Charleston tomorrow and he's very excited!

Why the train? With gas prices as high as they are now, just to drive round-trip with no other driving would be 2 tanks of gas, which would be $90. Our train tickets are $60 with no other travel expense. I checked Greyhound ($97 round-trip) and there aren't any flights from Savannah to Charleston on the dates I want.

I haven't seen my parents since early January due to the fact they have been under construction with a new kitchen and then we were in the 'moving' stage. They just finished construction earlier this month and I cannot wait to see how it all turned out. It will be strange walking into a new improved "home". It will be a nice break from the current settling in/get organized stage I'm in now. I'm not taking anything with me to plan, organize or think about, just Danny and a duffel bag filled with necessities.

I'm ready. I need this break. I want to see my parents. I want to be spoiled just a little bit. :) I'm very close to both of my parents and usually at this point in the year this would be my 3rd trip to visit them. It's been hard this year, my mom has been stressed over the construction and it's been evident in our phone conversations. When you have two people who are very close, stressed out and exhausted, it does not make for good, uplifting conversations. Lol. I'm only sorry that Camille will not be coming this trip but I'm sure we'll be going back soon, I have to go now. I have a strong need to refresh myself and it seems that can only happen at my parents' where I am loved unconditionally and I have very little responsibility. I wish I could leave Danny at home with dh but it's not possible this trip.

I feel silly but I'm excited to ride the train too, it'll be my first time as well as Danny's. I wonder how scenic it'll be?



mom24 said...

I used to take the train from college (Philly) to home (Baltimore) all the time! It was soooo easy as well as relaxing! No baggage check or tiredness from driving. You'll really enjoy it.

Have fun with your parents!

Anonymous said...

How funny--ds18 just took the train from Savannah to Charleston last night! Actually, his train broke down on the way here to VA, so they had a freight engine pull them to Charleston, where they paid for buses to take them home. Everyone safe and sound.

That won't happen to you, of course!! lol

Go and have some refreshing time.

chris in VA

Dayle said...

Have a fun trip! Looking forward to reading about it when you get a chance to blog again.

Dayle in Guatemala

Jennifer said...

We have taken the train from St. Paul, MN to Minot, ND twice. The first time I did it alone with three kids. The second time my Mom came along and I was newly pregnant and very sick. But, I was very surprised at how nice it was. One word of advice. Do not sit near either end of the train if you can help it. Sit in the middle. We were stick one row back from the door and as we were traveling all night long I didn't sleep much at all. Have fun.

my5wolfcubs said...

Train ride sounds nice, going home to "Mom & Dad" sounds just delightful! Have a wonderful, refreshing, uplifting time!!!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Have a nice trip. It'll be relaxing to have extra sets of hands and only one child. Enjoy your get-away!

Michele said...

hope you had a great time! Thanks for the Savannah suggestions!