So we decided in a money saving effort to take the train (coach) home for the holidays. That is 50+ hours. Here is our train! our seats were on the second floor.
And views from the train:
HOME: Christmas! Busy, saw lots of people, had a lovely time. I didn't take too many pictures, but one thing I did catch is the Christmas pudding and hard sauce snowman my mother makes. You eat a slice of ol' frosty on top of the pudding and it is delicious. This long-standing christmas tradition has been passed down for generations. Says my mother:
Also very exciting, we got to see our nephew, Graham, who just turned 1 year old. Apparently holding a baby makes one want to open one's mouth up wide. And the baby wants to too.
As you may have read, we had a stomach virus that decimated the McCarthy/MacGregor population. The day after christmas mom was sick, then I got it, nathan got off with a light fever, ellen got it, and then Carolyn. Hopefully the rest of you are safe!
Back on the train, we have white-out blizzards across ND, but woke up to the most beautiful scenery imaginable in our very own state of Washington. The pictures really don't capture it.
Arriving to a absolutely perfect day in Seattle. When it is clear there are mountains on either side of the city. The Olympics to the West are particularly majestic. The picture makes them look far away, but in person it is like they are RIGHT THERE and they are huge.
Happy New Years!