Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Aboard The Amtrak Cascades

What a fancy title but it's fun to be looking out the window as we stop briefly at Tukwila, and then travel onward past Emerald Downs on our way to Vancouver.

The Internet is sporadic but it keeps us in touch. We enjoyed a great lunch at Trace in the W Hotel, about a 15-20 minute walk from the King Street Train Station. A terrific seafood chowder followed by a wonderful main course of divers scallops - great big ones and not overcooked - and an audacious "red cake" dessert based on beets of all things.

This was all for $20 and we got a 10% discount from that with our Starwood membership. It was a fine meal, especially at that price.

Next stop is Tacoma as we relax in our quiet and comfortable car. At its best, Amtrak can be a very enjoyable way to travel.

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