[GeoStL] Re: Train ride to Jeff City on Feb.21st

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I always enjoy riding Amtrack (but don't recommend their food-particularly
if you are vegetarian).  So I am interested.  I was hoping I could catch the
train in Alton and walk to the station, but it looks like that train
originates in STL.

My sister works for Avis so I get employee rates.  But I checked out
availablity, hours and prices and there are problems.  The hours are Sat
8-2pm and Sun 9-1 pm.  Vans are listed as sold out for the weekend.  But I
can rent a full size car (Impala) for $20 a day.  But this option would
require me to stay over Sat night and return it Sunday.

Jim Bensman
"Nature Bats Last" 


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> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 7:52 PM
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> Subject: [GeoStL] Train ride to Jeff City on Feb.21st
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> We're just putting out feelers here to see if anyone is interested in
> riding the train from the Kirkwood Station to Jefferson City for the
> Paparazzi & Pasta Palooza!
> http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=gc1jrz7
> The train leaves Kirkwood Sat. AM at 8:59 and arrives in Jeff City at
> 10:51 AM. The return train leaves at 7:03 PM and arrives in Kirkwood at
> 8:58PM. There is also a train leaving Jeff at 10:33 AM and arriving in
> Kirkwood at 10:51 AM if anyone wants to stay over night. Sunday also
> has the 7:03 train too. They have a snack counter on all the trains
> with, sandwiches, soda, coffee, etc.
> 
> Remember, these times may change due to a derailment, flood, cows on
> the tracks, and freight trains (freight trains have the right of way).
> 
> Round trip fares are $34; $30.60 for AAA members, and $28.90 for
> Seniors (62 and over). I'm not sure if this includes tax. Everyone
> would be responsible for their own tickets which can be purchased thru
> Amtrak at http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak
> 
> How we get from the train station to the event (3 miles) is still in
> discussion. 1 option is to rent a car(s) or a 15 passenger van. This
> way we can cache until the event starts at 5PM. Or we can keep the
> car/van for those that want to stay overnight and can on Sunday until
> the morning or evening train back to Kirkwood. Problem is just an
> Enterprise and Avis are near the train station and Enterprise is closed
> on Sundays so we pay until Monday AM. Avis closes at noon on Sunday so
> that may be a problem too.
> 
> 
> We could make the trainride an event if there's enough interest.
> 
> Let me know if there's any interest in this.
> 
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