Need a quick break from the routine? Take a quick jaunt to Palestine and / or Rusk Texas and pick up the Texas State Railroad for a two hour roundtrip ride. The Texas State Railroad website will give you all the schedule information you could want. Lunch can be pre ordered, or you can bring your own. With fall just, (JUST!) around the corner, the open air cars will be the way to go. If you happen to be leaving from DFW, the best routes are 175 to Athens, then on to Palestine by way of Texas 19. An alternate route back will take you up FM 315 and FM 314, and once in Ben Wheeler, TX, find your way to I-20 and head home.