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AMTRAK Road Trip 2008

Did you ever want to leave the job a few hours early on Friday and not think about anything else besides cars until Monday morning? The AMTRAK Road Trip 2008 could be what you have been looking for. The AMTRAK Road Trips are intended to be a brief respite from the everyday world, starting with a few hours off from work on Friday until the next Monday morning. Weather is never a problem because transportation is left to the engineer’s very competent management. This is your chance to travel and party with virtually no consequences and without responsibility: you can return to your teenage years and party on the train, in the hotel and back again. All while being informed of the greatest and latest at the North American International Auto Show, aka Detroit Auto Show.
The hotel is the very favorite of those who have traveled this route before: the Best Western/Greenfield Inn in Dearborn, Michigan is the best there is. It is a full service hotel (hot cookies when you check in) with a pool, bar and restaurant. The trip is worth the automobile-related artwork on the walls of all the corridors of all three floors. Not to mention that the second floor apartment was used by Charles Lindbergh when he worked with the Ford Motor Company during WWII. The group rate for this fantastic hotel is $82 plus taxes. Expect the taxi ride to Cobo Hall to cost $10 each way. Taxi rides frequently come with memorable excursions at no extra charge. Bring a cell phone to keep in touch.

And there is still a train left that gets to the Detroit area in spite of all the travel cuts:

25 Jan 2008 Wolverine LV CHI 6:00 P.M AR DER 11:59 P.M.
27 Jan 2008 Wolverine LV DER 121:13 P.M AR CHI 4:41 P.M.

The base price is $54.00 per person round trip.

Generally, on 25 January we will meet behind the bar in Union Station for a drink and a snack before boarding the train for more drinks and snacks. The hotel usually has someone to run the shuttle van from the station to the hotel. The train may be on time, but a two hour delay is not uncommon-bring a blanket or coat to stay comfortable on the train.

Make your hotel reservation at 313-271-1600.
Make your train reservatations at or 800-872-7245.

Questions?   Ann or Jake Snyder
- - 847-295-2753.

Camping Trip at Road America. Please let us know by 31 December 2007 if you want to camp at Plymouth Rock for the BRIC on July 18 and 19. - Ann or Jake Snyder
- - 847-295-2753.

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