Vancouver, WA Amtrak station.
I have taken a train before, but it was in Spain when I went to the Dali museum. My trip to the Northwest last month allowed me to ride on the Amtrak train system for the first time. I had a wonderful experience. Everything from getting the ticket to getting off the train went quickly and smoothly.
For part of my trip I sat next to an older woman that takes the train often to see her daughter. She was wonderful and taught me a lot about the areas that we passed by. I love riding trains because I feel like I get to know the area that I am traveling in and not just the specific city. I love taking everything in and meeting the people that I am surrounded by. It is my favorite way to travel. I hope that I get to do it again very soon.
Here are some pictures that I snapped while on the train.
I know there are a lot of pictures of the mountains, but they are just so damn gorgeous that I kept snapping.
I miss the northwest terribly and cherish all of the pictures and memories from this trip!
You can read more about my trip to Portland and Seattle here, here, and here.
I few days back I mentioned dedicating an entire post to the doughnuts I had while in the northwest. The time has come. Here it is.
Let’s start with Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon.
This is the doughnut that I had. It is called the old dirty bastard. It has chocolate icing, crushed oreos, and peanut butter drizzled on top. Above that is the voodoo doughnut that my friend had.
The lovely area with the lights is where we sat to eat our doughnuts. I loved this place and plan to go back!
Now on to Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle.
Top Pot was also quite yummy. The bar doughnut seen on the right is their best seller. The other doughnut is filled with raspberry and covered in powdered sugar. It doesn’t get much better than that.
I still love Donut Den here in Nashville. They have my heart until I move.
Oh, how I love Seattle. I feel so lucky to have been able to go back this past week. I still can’t believe that it actually happened!
After spending a couple of days in Portland, I rode the Amtrak up to Seattle to meet up with my friend Kate. We had a lovely time. These are some of the pictures I took while there. I will be posting more next week.
I would be okay with eating at Lowell’s often.
Have any of you ever been to Seattle? If so, what are your favorite things to do there?
I miss it already.
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