From beginning to end, this trip met every expectation. There were so many "firsts". For both of us, of course.
It is such a privilege to see life through the eyes of a seven year old...
|Lilly was wearing her favorite sparkly hat, cowboy boots, a crossover bag with outside pockets -- and her very own cellphone.|
|Our first selfie.|
|Arriving at the train station in Princeton, Illinois (one hour from Princeton, Iowa)|
|Lilly, and our bags.|
|The train station was like a time capsule.|
|We were there one hour early.|
|But, no problem...we got game...|
|THE TRAIN, THE TRAIN...|
|We were sooo excited!!|
|We had to go up the stairs to get to our seats.|
|The seats were comfortable, with lots of leg room, big tables...|
|But then, we discovered THE OBSERVATION CAR!!|
|The train ride into Union Station, downtown Chicago was a very restful ...2 1/2 hours.|
|Lilly's first glimpse of the Sears Tower (it will always be that to me).|
|She was anxious to get off the train -- and OFF TO THE NEXT BIG THING...|
GOOD JOB, AMTRAK!!