Blog Author
(view profile)
Recent Entries to this Blog It's Fall already!
Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Moving Day is approaching!
Posted: 04 Mar 2015
2015 already!
Posted: 01 Jan 2015
It's been a great while!
Posted: 30 Dec 2014
An anniversary comes but once a year!
Posted: 27 Aug 2014

All Entries

We have tickets!

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:37 am

We have tickets! Train tickets! We decided with the price of gas rising daily that instead of driving to Glenda's in May we would take the train. We have in our hands now round trip tickets from here to Dallas and a rental car arranged. The price of the tickets plus the rental car is much cheaper than gas and motel rooms we would need if we drove. We only have to drive to the train which is south of Phoenix a bit. Ak Chin Casino has a shuttle to the station and they have secure parking if you rent a room. If you don't rent a room, it's $5.00 per day. But, we will be needing a room when we get back as the train gets in at 1:30 am and there is no way I'm driving back up that hill at 1:30 am with little or no sleep. The train gets into Dallas at 3:20 pm so we should get to Glenda's long before dark. That's if the train is on time. We learned in our many travels not to expect that the train will arrive anywhere on time. It's always late the minute it leaves the station.
Anyway we can have a relaxing trip to and from and maybe even arrive home rested. With a room at the casino I don't expect we will arrive home with any money. Everyone knows that the chances of winning anything are rare and none. Pulling the handle of a slot machine and expecting to win isn't very realistic in my book. Sometimes I put in change and once in awhile I'll win but the most I've ever won is $25.00 so I'll just keep my money in my pocket if I don't have any loose nickels or quarters.
I expect we will leave most of our money in Texas anyway, but we will have fun. This is our first vacation since we've been married that we haven't visited family members, parents, kids, etc. Sometimes a sister but not even that very often. I'm looking forward to it and will start making my lists very soon. How can you go anywhere without a list? I have always made lists for everything. When my youngest son went off to college he asked me if I would make a list for his friend Jeff. He said Jeff's mom didn't make lists and Jeff was afraid he'd forget something. The list will be added to and crossed out many times before May arrives. dr says we each get one suitcase and a carry on bag. He has to be able to carry everything because my knees will not always cooperate with stairs, etc.
Heather has her plans made, too, so come party with us. dooley

Last edited: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:39 am

This blog entry has been viewed 689 times
You're reading one of many blogs on
Register for free and start your own blog today.



glendann wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:43 am:

Yipeeeeeeee ,I'm loving it.Can hardly wait .its going to be so much fun having you two here with us all.


heathermt75 wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:30 am:

YEAH!!!!! Not only do I get to see the rest of my family and friends who I haven't seen in 2 years, I also get to meet dooley and dr!!! Trey is SO excited!! I'm sure Logan is excited too.. in his own little way. :)


Droopy wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:33 am:

Good thinking Dooley, congratulations on your tickets!


SongofJoy57 wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:01 am:

Sounds exciting . . . How many hours will it take on the train? Will you get meals? I would love to take a train ride. Are you and Glendann related? Did you meet on this blog? How exciting it must be for you both! I am happy for you all.


Sjoerd wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:54 am:

Congrats on your tickets, Dooley. Oh, you're gonna have a ball there. Take fotas and let us know all about it.
I think that train travel is great stuff. I really like it alot.


eileen wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:47 am:

Oh please, please take loads of piccies when you get to Glenda's won't you Dooley? I want to see everything so that I can say I've 'been' on the trip with you and DR!!!! You are going to have such fun together. Gosh I'm getting all excited for you already!!


glendann wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:21 pm:

We met right here on the Stew.
They are still Trey's and Logan's grandparents by choice.Maybe one day I can visit Meyer ,Az.This will probably be the best time I've had in a long time.Besewnsew will be here with us on Sunday too.


dooley wrote on Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:04 pm:

According to the schedule it will take 39 hours on the train. We were figuring two to two and a half days if we were driving. There will be a dining car on the train for meals. We didn't buy the sleeping car ticket because it's really expensive. The coach seats are okay for the shorter trips. We used to ride from Chicago to Arizona before we moved here. Our boys loved riding the train. We are excited about the trip and I'll be making my lists starting soon. dooley


wannabe wrote on Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:49 am:

It sounds like a great trip and a lot of fun with friends. I am happy you can go visit Dooley and DR. Wannabe


Palm Tree wrote on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:49 pm:

Major fun - I always loved taking the train. Not the ones for just getting to a certain point on a day to day basis, but rather for travel and journey purposes.
Great thinking Dooley. I am envious.

Leave a Comment

Login or register to leave a comment.

Archives All Entries
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005