Our daughter, fearless four year old slept on upper bunk last night. We should have known that she wants it - she wanted a bunk bed so badly after we look around for her first big-girl bed, saying, "I want that 'two' bed!" (We talked her into a regular, low, twin-size bed, with the condition of getting a Dora sheets and everything with it.)
Breakfast; dining car. Vegetable omelette, Continental (oatmeal, croissant, banana, yogurt), French toast
We played cards, took a little morning nap, before lunch.
Lunch; dining car. Burger, Turkey salad with cranberry sandwich
The train had delayed about one hour or so yesterday, and the delay was still not recovered. It's not a big deal. Trains delay here in the USA.
When we arrived at Union Station at Chicago, it was a little past 4:30. First plan was to take Metra and CTA to O'hare to rent a car, but the weight of our baggage had made us think again (during the train ride) to take a taxi.
It was around 5:00, so, naturally, there was a severe traffic situation, which was not so bad for my daughter who needed a nap to catch up sleep she should have had these two days.
Rent-a-car is a red Chevy Impala with a Florida license plate. When my daughter and I saw the car, we shouted "McQueen!' in unison. He is going to carry us all the way from here to Newark Airport. Tomorrow, if I don't forget, I will note the starting milage.
Dinner; Shoeless Joe's Sports Bar & Grill (next to the hotel) Hey Batter Batter Cod, Today's Special (Chicken Parmigiana), beer for my husband. He deserves a good brew. Special came with Chocolate Sunday as a desert. We all (kind of) celebrate the end of the train trip and beginning of the long drive.
Hotel; Best Western at O'Hare
7 days in America