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Old 10-02-2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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Has he thought about the train? Amtrak is pretty good.
I don't know where it goes. It's worth looking into though! Thanks pds.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:48 PM   #12
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I LOVE traveling on AMTRAK, but I have traveled on Greyhound as well. The first time was by myself when I was 19 (from California to Minnesota) and the last time was with James last year. On my first trip a kind of sleazy guy kept wanting me to go to the back to party with him and his friends. Finally I took my Bible out and started reading it. He stopped bothering me. I do know that Greyhound is not made for anyone with restless leg syndrome or for anyone who can't fit comfortably in the seats (not a lot of leg room) or sit for long periods of time. Tell your son to bring plenty to snack on and plenty of water or something else to drink. And check into AMTRAK. Definitely better.

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Old 10-03-2006, 12:13 AM   #13
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Well, he said anything is better than flying. He is like me and dh, flying is for birds. LOL
Thanks for all of your help.

Flying>greyhound. Just my oppinion...not to mention WAY quicker and more then likely along the same price line now'a days.

Fear of flying is easily remedied by a good stiff beverage too.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:21 AM   #14
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Traveling on Greyhound can be an absolute nightmare. I've done it a couple times. They stop often enough to fulfill any needs for basic purchases, but its still an incredibly uncomfortable way to travel. The passengers are mostly of the undesirable type, the bus itself tends to reak of sweat and other bodily odors from the inside out, and it takes forever to get anywhere. I recommend only doing it on the premise of cost savings alone, and never more than a 12 hour trip. Otherwise you will lose your sanity minute by minute that follows.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:33 PM   #15
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I checked out Amtrak. It will take just as long that way, but, is almost $200 more. He's pretty laid back and can handle sitting for long periods of time. I know he is going to take a gameboy, or whatever they're called now. That will help. He will leave 9am on a Monday and get into N. Carolina about 5:15 pm Tues. I think he knows how boring it will be, but, we drove from here to N. Carolina and then to W. Virgina before, so, he at least knows how long of a drive it will be. Thanks for all of your help!! I think now, he's just nervous about the transfers. Making sure he finds the right bus, etc...
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:34 PM   #16
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Don't forget the time change..I think they are 1 hour ahead of you Texas..
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:47 PM   #17
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Wow, Dove, I didn't think about that. I wonder if the times that they are showing is my time on arrival or their time. I'll have to find out for my friend.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:26 PM   #18
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I took a short trip on Greyhound and they make the necessary stops and make sure that if you are changing buses you on the right one. They run their business very well and I know your 21 year old son will be okay.

That was a good idea that he isn't carrying much money. Relax and know that your son will have a wonderful trip.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:48 PM   #19
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See what you can find here
http
://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage

If you want I can check it out for you just PM me your town so I can find the closest Texas station you can also buy your ticket in line if you want.
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