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Old 08-12-19, 12:07 PM
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I just went through this a couple of weeks ago. My daughter came back from a month in Africa on Monday and on Tuesday called me at work and gave the "Dad if we're going to ride to DC we should leave tomorrow" weather update. We talked about making the ride but I thought she was being over ambitious as her summer was pretty packed, once again I underestimated her drive. Anyway we rolled out of the garage at 8:00 AM on Wednesday without a real plan in place. By Saturday we realized we could easily make DC by Monday and I started looking at Amtrak, roll on was booked until Friday and last minute'ish ticket prices were steep. In the end I was able to rent a mini van using our corporate code for a little less than Amtrak would have cost so it worked out. Lesson learned, winging it with Amtrak as part of the plan is a bad bet.
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