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Seattle Makes Me… head south

From the train window, looking over to Anderson Island

From the train window, looking over to Anderson Island

At the end of April we travelled down to Portland. Portland for us is home to delightful family members, so seeing them is the highlight of any trip there. If it wasn’t for them, and despite the very high praise that is (no doubt worthily) heaped on the city, I think the best bit would be the journey. I love catching the Amtrak train. Rail travel, for some reason I really don’t understand, isn’t a usual form of transport for most people in the USA. The tracks carry far more freight trains than passengers and have gained priority. Freight trains here can go on for miles – or at least it seems so. If you reach a rail crossing when one is passing you really have to wait some time to see the end of it. Continue reading

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