With all of the visiting we've been doing since arriving in WI, we are a bit behind on blog posting. We will have to catch up later this week. First thing's first, though: Here are some pictures taken from the train. Only the last blurry one will kind of give you a rough idea of what our sleeper room looked like. I'll post some of the pictures Drew took of the views from the train another day. For now, a few brief things about our trip east:
We had our own room complete with an upper and lower bunk (converted from a large couch during the day) and our very own bathroom, with a toilet/shower all-in-on (no joke). This was totally living it up compared to coach seating, let me tell you! The dining car, and it's sub-par offerings, was just the next car down from ours. We met some intersting people (curlers, musicans, race car people) while eating. Other than eating and a brief trip to the observation deck, we stuck to our room, entertaining Silas and watching the countryside. Silas enjoyed looking out the window, but also spent much of the time admiring himself in the big mirror across from our couch. He did very well on his first train trip (slept better than his parents). We'll see how he manages his return trip, as a seasoned traveler!
Silas has seen a bunch of his relatives since arriving in WI and yesterday got to meet his friend Alden for the very first time! Alden and Silas share a birth-week! Wow, it was so much fun to see them together, and so wonderful for the parents to all catch up on life, parenthood, etc. I'll try to post a picture of them together later this week, but if you don't want to wait that long to see them together, check out Alden's story (a link is on the side) and look at the posting for 12/23. So cute!