This holiday season wasn't good to travelers. That's an understatement. It didn't matter where you were going or how you were trying to get there; the journey was destined to be a nightmare. I had planned to drive to Michigan with the girls in December, but an 'active weather pattern' (to use the term of our meteorologist) caused me to re-consider. In the end, I took Amtrak and went after New Years to get a lower fare. A couple of days before I was to leave, I was notified that Amtrak had suspended travel between Whitefish, Montana and St. Paul, MN and canceled my trip. Ugh. Fortunately, I was able to go a couple of days later. Amtrak was dealing with a major backlog and some significant delays so it wasn't an easy trip, but I'm glad I went. I think that, for this year at least, it was the best option.