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!