Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Top 10 reasons to take the train

We took the train to Chicago this weekend. Patrick went on Wednesday for work; we joined him on Friday.

10. No traffic jams (unless you get behind a freight train :))
9. No driving in the city.
8. No parking in the city!
7. No car seats required!
6. No stopping to go potty or get snacks.
5. You get to interact with your kids instead of saying "Quiet please, the driver needs to concentrate on the road."
4. It's cheaper than driving-- parking alone would have been more expensive than the train tickets.
3. The gentle swaying and sounds of the train are very calming.
2. It's better for the environment (the train is going whether you're on it or not!)
1. You might make new friends with your fellow passengers. Another five year old that was on the train with us in both directions declared Harmony her "best friend."


debi9kids said...

Sounds like a great way to travel!

jan said...

What a fun idea! We're going to Chicago in October-maybe we should take the train. I never thought about it before....