This will be my last blog entry before my super-exciting train excursion.
Tomorrow morning I will catch the Coast Starlight. No planes for me. We're talking panoramic views, no turbulence, no taking of my shoes and being searched, espresso, dining car, cushy seats, lounge, no swollen feet, room to move. Ye-ah.
I will ride the Starlight to Sacramento, where I will hop a commuter train to San Francisco.
This is a train trip I have been looking forward to for some time. My family has been a rail family for quite some time. I've taken many short trips up and down the East coast, but this will be my first trip of any distance. Hopefully the first of many.
I am visiting my friend Jim in San Francisco for two days, then I will move on to Sacramento to visit relatives on their ranch. Yeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
My uncle and cousins who are a long road trip will be meeting up with me there and we plan to visit the Trees of Mystery and Crater Lake on our way home in the C.O.W.
I will return to Seattle on the 23rd and if I can remember to actually take pictures I will post them when I return.
Oh and pencil in my birthday party for the first weekend in August. I am taking party suggestions.