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Amtrak- Easy travel for those of us who despise driving!

inside of train

Coming from an area like Richmond, VA, you would think I would be used to city driving by now. I’m not! I avoid it any possible way. It gives me anxiety just thinking about driving with 2 kids on one way streets, parallel parking, the traffic.. yeah, its not for me! I have always wanted to visit Washington, DC but knowing that it is even worse there has made me avoid it at all costs. I’d love to enrich my children on history and show them all DC has to offer, but I would never make that drive. So, I was pretty darn excited when I got the opportunity to Take the Train with Amtrak to prove how simple it can be to go from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC and not feel like my anxiety level would sky rocket. I had never been on a train before, so this … read more

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We are going to D.C. on Amtrak!


This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. We don’t normally make much in the way of plans for any holiday. Traffic can be really bad living in a main city like Richmond, VA so we just stay close to home and avoid travel. But this time, we will be going out! My husband, kids and I will be taking a trip to Washington D.C. Yes, I know. That sounds crazy. If I think Richmond has bad holiday traffic, what do I think D.C. is going to look like?? Well, we don’t even have to worry about that! We are taking Amtrak and will be able to relax the entire way. No traffic, no stop lights, no trying to find a place to park, just smooth traveling from point A to point B! Talk about excited? Neither kid has stopped talking about having the chance to ride a train! Heck, I am … read more

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