“Let’s take the Amtrak!”
Cool idea – but could we do it? The closest station is about five hours away and the cost is pretty bad.
However, I promised Norm that I would look into it. And it is working! Yes, boys and girls, we are going to Seattle by Amtrak two days after election. Either as a celebration or a mourning period, depending on how the election goes, but we are going!
The trip is “only” thirty-two hours so we figured we could survive with the coach chairs rather than the roomettes that are offered. That makes it more affordable.
So my question is now … do I have enough batteries for the camera? Guess I’d better start packing them.
Jill wants me to bring some of my classical music for her to listen to. She and I may not have fiber in common like Joy and I do, but we have a lot of other things … music, theater, movies, and books among other things.
Now, when I called to tell Jill and Eric that the tickets were purchased, they asked where I wanted to go for sightseeing. Eric mentioned the Norwegian place is only about fifteen minutes from the train station, so we will go visit that as our last place before we head home. As far as other places, well, mountains … I would like to get close to one – don’t know if I could CLIMB very far (what am I saying? “don’t know?” I KNOW I couldn’t!), but I would like to get close!
Now, the only thing that is sad about this trip is Peanut – she will have to stay home. I can’t convince anyone that she is a seeing-eye dog! They and other service dogs are the only pets allowed on the train. And she certainly couldn’t be my cane to hold me up because of my bad knee. Sigh!
I asked Wayne if he would be willing to care for Peanut while we were gone and he said he would if I answered his question correctly. I failed, but he took pity and agreed, anyway. The question was: would a mermaid eat a tuna fish sandwich? I said, “No, it might be her uncle,” but Wayne said, “Yes, if she were hungry enough.”
I promise I will take a bunch of pictures and probably put them on as a slide show so you won’t be swamped with too many pictures on one page. And will keep a journal – I AM taking the computer but won’t have service until I get to Seattle.It was a rainy, chilly day today, but beautiful all the same. You have a beautiful day!