Trains vs. Planes

Yet another reason that trains are cooler than planes: when someone calls you from O’Hare and tells you they’re “in Chicago” for a few hours, you’d have to trudge all the way out to Schaumburg and they have to come out of security and then their plane is boarding half-an-hour before it takes off and, ugh, it’s just never worth it. But this weekend my god-children (and their dad) had a one-hour layover at Union Station and I rolled in at the exact moment they got off their train and we had a delightful smoothie and chatted about how school is going and they got back on a train and I went to pick up some food on the way home. Done and done.

3 Comments so far

  1. J's Place (unregistered) on April 6th, 2005 @ 10:15 pm

    O’hare isn’t in Schaumburg. More like Rosemont.

    Midway is good for visiting as it’s not as big.

  2. Shawn (unregistered) on April 6th, 2005 @ 11:29 pm

    O’Hare is like a country unto itself. I think parts of it reside in Bensenville, Des Plaines, Rosemont and (technically, of course) Chicago. Crazy! Probably more towns than that, too.

  3. Fuzzy (unregistered) on April 7th, 2005 @ 7:47 am

    All suburbs are Schaumburg to me. I think it’s a German word meaning “suburb”. (Or “foam castle” — same difference.)

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