Well, it's been four years since my last Amtrak trip & I've been itching for another Land Cruise!!! So today I decided to scratch that itch! I have no particular destination to go, so I decided just to log some train time. This will be an AGR ride so I've been searching Amsnag & found what looks like to be a Low Bucket Round Trip. Departing CHI on Sept 24th on the Texas Eagle, arriving LAX on the 27th. Then leaving the same day on the Southwest Chief back to Chicago, 18,768 pts. each way! I also found, what I consider a good R/T Fare on Southwest Airline (Tampa/Midway). So my flight gets me into Chicago a little after 8am, plenty of time to get to Union Station for my departure. That leaves me with just one night hotel stay in Chicago before my return flight. I forgot how fun it is to plan these trips,LOL! Now I have all summer to look forward to it!!! I booked my room at the Quality Inn Midway Airport ($107 tax inc.), if anyone has better hotel suggestions please chime in!