We've decided we are definitely going to try the Crown by Train adventure. I've
made reservations for us, we'd be happy to see other people along the way.
We ended up with "Reserved Coach Seats". There doesn't appear to be an option
for unreserved coach, and I can't find a place on the web site to do seat
assignment. It may not be possible to pre-arrange seating for groups that are
separately ticketed. But I bet we can finesse that once on the train.
Do take a look at baggage policies on the Amtrak site (http://www.amtrak.com).
For this event, for us, some of the prohibitions won't matter, but they
specifically list archery equipment, nightsticks, and club like objects as
forbidden. :-) Also, no checked bags for Chicago/Champaign, and carryon bag
size and number is limited. I will *not* be taking the Big Box o' Instruments.
I don't know what the timing is, but ticket prices will go up as the date
approaches. Our cost for 2 round trip tickets with AAA membership discount is
Hope to see some of you on the train!
Robyyan Torr d'Elandris (Dennis R. Sherman)
Tree-Girt-Sea, Ayreton, Midrealm (Chicago, IL USA)