The next day, we headed to Lorton to catch the train. We have travelled back and forth to Florida on the Auto Train at least six times now and would highly recommend it for family's with young children who don't like to fly (like my husband) or anyone who would like to try something new. We always get the family bedroom, which sleeps four. The train leaves at 4:00pm, you get supper and breakfast in the dining car, movies in the lounge car and arrive in Florida at Sanford station the next morning around 8:30.
Waiting to board at the Lorton Station. The boys are holding Misty and Molly - two of their toy Manatees.