I wonder if doing something three years in a row counts as a tradition. At any rate, this is now my third year in a row of taking a train trip and after two years of heading out West I decided to head out to the East. Heading to the east from my neck of the woods is not an easy proposition though. I either have to drive down to Toledo to catch the eastbound train from there, take a bus from the Ann Arbor station or take the train to Chicago and double back. I opted for the last option because of the times the trains pass Toledo and I'd rather be on the train than getting on the train at those times.