Amtrak Road Trip 2016
20-22 January 2017 Studebaker National Museum
Remember the Studebaker Golden Hawks? There are examples along with much else at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana. Preview the museum at studebakermuseum.org.
Stay either at the nearby Double Tree or find a suitable hotel using one of the search engines. There is no group rate for the Double Tree and the list price is about $160 but there are online discounts. The Double Tree is at 123 St. Joseph Street; the phone number is 1-855-605-0318.
The Amtrak schedule to South Bend will remove a few hours from our weekend which can be spent at a Union Station gathering point, generally the space now named The Junction Pub (http://www.chicagounionstation.com/retail_guide.html).
Friday 20 Jan.—Depart Union Station Chicago at 6:40 P.M. on train 30, the Capitol Limited. Get to South Bend at about 9:10 P.M. EST.
Sunday 22 Jan.—Depart Amtrak Station in South Bend on train 49 or 449, the Lake Shore Limited at 8:49 A.M. Arrive in Chicago at 9:45 CST.
The train now costs as little as $15 one way but this price will go up the closer we get to departure.
Questions: Ann or Jake at email@example.com/847-295-2753.
And if you are thinking of driving, think snow.