Having enjoyed our days in Chicago it was quickly time to make our way back to Union Station to board The Empire Builder for our journey to Glacier National Park, Montana. We checked our bags and took advantage of access to the Metropolitan Lounge, an exclusive waiting room offering comfortable seating and complimentary refreshments. We got talking to an Amish couple who were on their way to Denver, they were very interested to talk to us about England and Brexit and before we knew it our train was being called and we hadn’t had a chance to grab a snack for lunch! Continue reading Train To Glacier
Chicago Here We Come!
We arrived at Penn Station collected our tickets right through to Seattle, checked in our bags and had a 40-minute wait for the train. They didn’t announce the platform number until 10 minutes before the train was due to leave and when they did an enormous queue formed out of thin air! Fortunately, when the gate opened the queue moved really quickly and we were directed to our roomette. We stowed our hand luggage, sat down and the train was moving, right on the dot of 15.40. Continue reading Chicago Here We Come
Today we are travelling to Cornwall for a family holiday and using it as a final rehearsal for the big one.
We are all travelling from different starting points and meeting at our holiday cottage. We are driving down with Kim’s Mum from Highcliffe; Yetti is driving from Shropshire and we will meet in Exeter and Carl is travelling from Southampton by train and we will pick him up from either Hayle or Penzance this evening.
The cottage we are staying in is at a hamlet called Godolphin Cross near the National Trust property Godolphin House.
We will fill you in as the week progresses!
Over the last few days we have been exploring this part of Catalunya. As you can see it offers a lot of contrast in a relatively small area.
On Monday the children were off school so we took them down the coast by train to a place called Malgrat del Mar. The kids had a great time on the beach and in a fantastic play area. Continue reading France And Spain Adventure 3
23rd April has double significance; St Jordi (St George) is the Patron Saint of Catalonia so this is the Catalan National day and it is also Kim’s brothers birthday. This year we were able to celebrate both! We gave Mark his presents and cards after breakfast; interesting to be told they do not do birthday cards here in Spain! Continue reading 23 April
We have paid the final balances for the first stages of our journey and now we are all set as far as Vancouver. In the next few weeks we will pay the rest. There is nothing like parting with money to make it feel real!
Ok, now that our house move is complete it’s time for us to get back to our trip planning. We have had some unwanted news re our original plans to travel back from Budapest by river spending two weeks cruising the Danube and the Rhine. Now all the brochures for the 2017 season are out we have discovered that the cruises do not start until the 1st April! This would mean extending the trip by about 3 weeks or going to plan B. Continue reading Time For A Plan B