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Got my train ticket

September 21st, 2012 at 06:06 am

I walked to the station yesterday at noon and bought my train ticket for next month. It was $135.25. I took my receipt to the college business office, and they gave me two $15 vouchers for the next ticket. So from now on the cost will be $105.25, unless they decide to end the program. With all the budget cutting going on around here, I wouldn't be surprised. But I'll enjoy it while it lasts!

Today I leave for my road trip to Florida. I meant to have everything done so I could leave from work, but I decided in the end to swing by home first and do last-minute things. Home is right by a north-south highway, so there is really no loss in going home first. I'll clean the cat box one last time, and pack my flat iron (now cooling) and my bras (still drying).

I do hate driving out of Chicago on Friday nights. Everyone gets on the road and it's always jammed. My destination tonight is the middle of Indiana, where I'll stay at my friend's house overnight, and then we'll hit the road together in the morning.

10 Responses to “Got my train ticket”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Have a safe trip, CB!

  2. Monkey Mama Says:

    Have a safe trip, indeed! We will be there soon too - I suppose it's time to check the weather. Stay away hurricanes!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Well,this is very interesting...I LOVE a road trip. and yours is a BIG one, all the way from Chicago to Florida! How long will it take you? How much time are you allowing to get there? It would be nice if you could take your time and enjoy the trip as much as the destination. Be careful, but enjoy!!! Will you stop in at public libraries along the way and update us on the journey? You could post pics, too, and turn this into a travel blog!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I'll take my camera and snap anything really interesting on the way. I'm also taking my computer, so I expect I will check in once in a while.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Have a wonderful trip!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Safe travels!

  7. laura Says:


    Have a great time! Been there, done that - trying to get out of Chicago at 4:00 PM to drive to Florida. I seem to recall that we had a lovely picnic at a nice and clean rest area in Indiana! Safe travels!

  8. snafu Says:

    I love road trips, Chicago to Fl sounds wonderful! Have a terrific time, take lots of pics and we'll look forward to hearing from you.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have a good, safe trip!

  10. Jerry Says:

    We get a special student deal on monthly transportation passes, but they have cut down the discount and raised the prices over the past 4 years to the point where it leads to almost the same out-of-pocket as the normal price used to be. I'd like to at least have some insurance that it stays reasonably priced. It sounds like you get to use your vouchers for long-distance travel, as well? Nice. Enjoy Florida!
    Jerry

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