Tadj and I thought it might be fun and convenient to take a train to Chicago rather than drive in a confined car and pay top dollar to park in the city. Um, we were wrong. Our train was scheduled to leave Royal Oak at 6:25 and didn't even arrive until 6:50am. The 6 hour ride turned into 8 due to stops and speed restrictions. The ride home turned into 11 (!!), 2 of which we were stranded in Michigan City, Indiana. Not fun. It WAS nice to walk around as we pleased, use the bathrooms whenever, and eat in the dining car... but that was about it.
Scarlie, of course, was motion sick fairly early on. We gave her a dramamine and she knocked out. Poor baby.