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Seattle at Night
Seattle at Night from our room

Once we had checked in to the Warwick Hotel and had a shower we set out to find some cash and a meal. We left the hotel and headed towards the Space Needle which took us through a residential area, no banks, no restaurants! Eventually we found a bank and changed direction to head downhill towards the waterside. We decided to eat at the Belltown Inn which was great. Continue reading Seattle

Train To Seattle

Rail Poster
Rail Poster

Here we go again on to the next stop, after four great days in Glacier National Park. The weather seems to have changed here with some heavy rain, thunder and lightning recently. When we arrived at the station we had a very spectacular sky as you can see from the photos. The train was only 45min late which for a 1500-mile journey is great going. The journey from Glacier to Seattle is 650 miles and was scheduled to take 17.5 hours with another time zone change. Continue reading Train To Seattle

Train To Glacier

Rail Poster
Rail Poster

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

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

Cornwall 2016

Where we are going.
Where we are going.

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!