My son won't be going to GL until late April (assuming they don't come up with an offer to leave sooner that my son can't resist), probably graduating in late June or early July. Since we don't have much money right now we're going to start buying Amtrak tickets (from Oregon to Chicago) for the trip, one by one, as we have extra money. We figure that we can buy at least one or two tickets, and, best case scenario, by the time it's actually time to go we'll have tickets for everyone. And since it's Amtrak we can change dates on our tickets without a fee.
Is anyone else making advance plans for a PIR that is still far in the future?