trains, planes, automobiles….minus the planes

We wanted to experience a little train travel so we took a trip up to Seattle this weekend.

Traveling by train is such a pleasure and I highly recommend it! There’s lots of room, bathrooms and dining. The chug-a-chug-a-chug-a is rather soothing for laying back in your seat or, if you want to stretch your legs, you can walk through to the other cars for a change in scenery.

first we rode the max to the train station…

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Train time!…the starlight on the coast train: very cozy and roomy.

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There is a scenic car with full windows to enjoy the view. We watched the sun set.

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There is a dining car. We enjoyed dinner. (and you can enjoy some blurry photos, aka impressionism)

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Once we arrived in Seattle we took a cab and it was swim time at the hotel…

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and Spongebob on the laptop…

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We had a nice city view from the 44th floor…

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This is about as much of the sights we got to see this weekend. It was really just about the train;)

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On the way home we took the cascades train. It moves faster, but its also more crowded and less about the comfort. Still comfortable but no reclining seats, less leg room and no scenic car.

I’d love to take a longer trip sometime, maybe when the kids are a bit older. Seattle was long enough for now.

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