Today I booked my first train ride in the USA. 52 years old and have never rode a US train. I have been on the ICE train in germany from frankfurt to munich and many trains around germany but never in the US. I am going from kansas to wisconsin and looked at flying (the norm) and decided to look at amtrak. About the same price and about 8 hours longer. Im thinking the 8 hours should be a great 8 hours on the ground taking in the sites. Now I need to upgrade the digital camera to get some good pics.