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Aug 8th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Looking for Easter Deals... and Ideas.

Hi All...

My wife and I have no kids for the week after Easter and are looking for some place to go... 4,5,6 or 7 days. We've talked Vegas, NY, Europe, or ? It really doesn't matter. We are looking for a great deal and I'm wondering if anyone has some ideas. It seems to be a little early to find deals, but I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has had some great experiences and deals lately.

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Rob
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Aug 8th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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If you can make it for Easter Sunday, check out the Easter bonnet parade on 5th Avenue in NYC. http://gonyc.about.com/cs/holidays/a/easter.htm
With 7 or less days, don't think about Europe.
Where are you starting from?
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Aug 9th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Traveling from Chicago... we aren't against a four or five day or week long trip to the UK, Paris, or something that isn't too much farther. Just a chance to get away and see a few things.

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Aug 10th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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Have you ever taken a train out of Chicago Union Station?
The "City of New Orleans" pulls out at 8PM every night.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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@tomfuller... tell me more, I'm intrigued... It leaves 8 PM at night and pulls in mid-afternoon in New Orleans?
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Aug 10th, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Scheduled to pull in about 19.5 hours later (3:32PM).
The train backs into the New Orleans station which is next to the Super Dome.
The train makes a stop in Memphis about 6:30 AM.
I do remember seeing several egrets as we moved slowly through the swamp north of New Orleans.
Trains I have arrived on and departed on from Chicago:
1. City of New Orleans
2. Lake Shore Limited
3. Capitol Limited
4. California Zephyr
5. Empire Builder
6. Southwest Chief
7. Texas Eagle
My first Amtrak trip was in late October 2001.
I was in Chicago for a few hours on Memorial Day 2012.
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