Have I mentioned how much I love train stations?
So a plan was born: Susie and I (Rachel is also invited, but only if she doesn't glare at us) would get 15-day Amtrak rail passes, good for 8 stops anywhere in the US. We are planning to sleep primarily on the train, to keep things simple and costs low, with maybe a stay at a hostel in San Francisco thrown in there to mix things up.
|We've spent a lot of time poring over this thing.|
We are very excited (do you realize how much knitting I could get done on a cross-country train ride?). But here is where you come in: I need suggestions on what touristy things to see if I have, say, 12 hours to spend in a particular city. Fun sights, yarn stores, independent booksellers, iconic local food we have to try, did I mention yarn stores? We're looking at Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, for starters. But we are open to other suggestions!
Also, we researched how long train rides between all these cities would take. You know what? This is a REALLY BIG country.