Off To Chicago By Amtrak.

December 20, 2007

Well, we are off on our grand adventure today from Los Angeles to Chicago by rail…Here is our route:


Aren’t you jealous? We have our bedroom with 2 bunks and our books and snacks and we are ready to go. And think of the lower carbon emissions – 1,500kg of CO2 for flying versus under 150kg by train! This is definitely a slower way to travel, but anything that keeps me out of the airports at holiday time is a good thing. I could use to slow down a bit anyway, and this will force me to do so for at least a few days.

The blog will still be somewhat active while I am gone, but probably not as much as normal – I mean, it is the holidays and I know you guys have better things to do than read blog entries, right? Either way, wish us luck and I will share my train experience when we get back!

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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Comments (0)

  1. maria says:

    so jealous! we did a cross-country train trip this summer–charleston (WV) to chicago to glacier park to portland (OR). it’s the absolute best way to relax and see the country. the flight back was a major pain in comparison. i wish accommodations (sleeping compartments, etc) on the train were more affordable, though.

    bon voyage!

  2. david says:

    Thanks Maria – yea, they are a little pricey, but I did find out that they are cheaper when it’s not a holiday, if that makes any difference…