We took the Amtrak Empire Builder west to Seattle last month. Our friends George & Luana boarded the Empire Builder in Chicago, and friends Barb and Ray boarded in Milwaukee. We joined the party when the train came through St. Paul. A few photos:
The scenic countryside was varied, interesting, and beautiful. I’ll skip ahead to Pike Place in Seattle:
So many pictures, so little space…
Don’t you love that green vegetable? It’s called Romanesco broccoli or broccoflower. I don’t know what it tastes like, but it’s really quite beautiful.
Seattle is such a tourist-friendly city. Downtown Seattle is a lively, interesting place. We were able to get by without a car, taking the tram to the Space Needle, and walking everywhere else. Well, that’s not quite true! We did take the ferry to Bremerton, and that’s when I took the top photo.
We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time! More photos another day.