I have to admit I really enjoyed the Amtrak ride.
Simple. Easy. Fun.
It was a piece of cake to get a ticket, to board and to ride.
I saw amazing things - salt marshes, tug boats, quaint little towns with equally quaint train stations. There was even a Christmas tree farm on the down slopes of Mt. Rainier. We passed through so many towns that I have only seen on a map or passed by on Interstate 5.
Added Bonus: The people working for Amtrak are incredibly nice. The other passengers were too.
- Your mobile phone with mapping software loaded
- You WILL want to click
"Where Am I?" more than a few times
- Tablet, Laptop, Phablet
- Yes, there is power!
- Which means … bring your chargers!!
- A few bucks. Both for the food and perhaps to leave a tip here and there.
- Most of all … Bring a sense of adventure!
Maybe I was just lulled by the rhythmic swaying of the train, but I think there is something to be said for riding the rails. I will be back.