Thursday, May 21, 2009

Train Ride

We rode the train from Portage, WI to Spokane, WA which was a 34 hour trip. I was quite nervous that it would not work out due to the confinement and the time frame. But, really, it all worked out. We boarded the train at 5:30 PM and the first couple of hours went by really quickly. That evening I put a movie in to quiet them down and get ready for bed. The train had two seats on either side of the aisle. Angela had a man in the seat next to her and she did not really want to sleep by him, which is understandable. Therefore the three of us slept in two seats. They both stayed up much later than normal and I think I was up about every hour. It was a long night of sleep or as close as I could get. The next day seemed to crawl by for awhile, but then it really started to fly. We kept changing up the activities that we were doing to try and keep them busy. It was helpful that you do not have to stay in your seats. We were up often moving around and looking at different parts of the train. That evening we got to spread out in our sleeping spaces, but it still was nice to get into a real bed. Overall it was not too bad. I would do it again if time was not an issue.

1 comment:

Ruhammie said...

WOW!! I was actually wondering how long it was. I was only on it for 3-1/2 hours when I took it and I think I was up every 1/2 hour or's just a little unnerving when you're with kids. Great to hear that they did well though!