The Amtrak train was a bit....interesting.
We arrived in Sanford, Florida on Saturday at 2pm. Our train didn't depart until 4:05pm so we just sat...sat...sat...and sat some more until it was finally time to board.
only one good thing about the train:we loaded our cars on it so we were able to literally take everything we needed and more. I've never been on a week long vacation with an infant so I had no idea what I needed to bring & what I could get away with. So we loaded our Yukon up to the max- even had to take the 3rd row out to fit stuff in. :P
We had a sleeper car, but we had the smallest one so when I say small- I mean like TEENY TINY.
Meet my nephew Hunter.
Rylee didn't seem to mind though. :)
We had dinner on there and it was actually kind of good. I mean good-as-in-train-food-good- not a good-like-restaurant-good.
She had a nap on there & then it was the dreaded bed time...the time I was dreading. As much as she wanted to go to sleep she just couldn't. The train was incredibly bumpy and kept jerking us around. Our bed was half the size of a twin bed and know what that means? Complete hell. Especially when sharing it with an 8 month old that moves ALL over the place.
Finally got her to bed around 10pm (TWO hours past her bed time.) She slept pretty well from 10-2 and then it was hell again. I only slept for about an hour the entire night because there was just no room..absolutely no room. She was rise and shine at 5:45am that morning. This was definitely a night from hell & I don't know how we all survived.
I would say an Amtrak wouldn't be that bad if we didn't have an infant because I could have slept if it wasn't for her. :P
You would think that with this picture she had the best night of her life.
Would I take it again? No. It's so much more expensive than a plane ride and takes SO much longer.
Good thing we didn't pay for it. I don't ever get motion sickness so that wasn't an issue for me, but if you do- this train would not be the thing to take. All in all- I'm glad we did this because we can say "we've been there, done that" ha ha..thank god it's over though! :)