Frances in the Parlor Car
Cold stop at Klamath Falls
We had two of the little sleeper cars
The trip actually went pretty well till mid-Oregon. We arrived there at the same time as the biggest snow/ice storm of the last 50 years. To make a long story short, we ended up in the Seattle Amtrak station at around 4:30am. Seattle was pretty much shut down by the same storm, but after 3 hours, we managed to catch a ride to Whidbey Island.
The view for 3 hours waiting for a frozen drawbridge to be lowered
The kids at the Seattle King's Station
The view from my folks house
It was cold! Snow flurries off and on for the first few days. Brother John, Anne and Chris could not get up I-5 from Corvalis and arrived two days later than planned. Zach got in from a trip to Mexico and made it up Christmas eve.
We played cards, hit the Everitt climbing gym, exchanged gifts and visited.
Everyone was doing well and it was a great visit.
Too short a trip and we were back on the train for Santa Cruz.
These photos all taken with a Nikon d40 plus Nikkor 16-85 VR