Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Riding The Rails Again

Kathy noticed a bargain price for a return trip on Amtrak between Bellingham and Vancouver Washington, so this morning we'll drive down to the Fairhaven station, board the Amtrak Cascades at 8:45 a.m., and enjoy the coastal scenery to Seattle, where we're due to arrive at 11:05 a.m.

In Seattle we have enough of a layover to to go out for a quick lunch somewhere not too far from the station, before catching the 2:20 train scheduled to arrive in Vancouver at 5:20 p.m.

We decided to stop in Vancouver rather than riding across the river into Portland since we stayed in the Vancouver Hilton some years ago and really enjoyed it. We found a very attractive rate available and it's a very short walk from the train station.

We're going to overnight there before hopping back on a train Tuesday morning and returning home. A silly little adventure but we're looking forward to it.

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