I’m blogging live from the Amtrak Cascades
train to Seattle. I woke up super early this morning
for the last leg of the trip so I am exhausted.
Stick a fork in me. I’m done.
I traveled by train from Kamloops to
Vancouver on Friday. It was a nice trip filled with
good food and nice scenery. And somewhat
peaceful sleep. We followed a river or 5 for most of the trip.
This is basically what the entire trip looked like.
I did see like 4 or 5 bald eagle’s so that was a nice touch.
They did serve me some wine and cheese.
Once I arrived in Vancouver I opted for a run around the seawall.
My legs/body were craving the pavement and I felt
I should listen to them and get them moving.
I’m pretty sure the sun didn’t shine the entire 36hrs I was there.
Ain’t no sunshine when I’m here?
I did about 6 miles and my legs felt it.
Pain. I’ll now be in pain for days to follow.
I did a little city tour to get to know and to get
personal with Vancouver. I saw some nice sights.
The totem polls. I’m part Native American and
I actually like to boast about it pretty often.
So this gives me another reason to brag.
The first narrows lion’s gate bridge.
Built by the Guinness family actually.
I made it over to Granville Island for the market
and my own afternoon delight. The produce was beautiful.
And the crepes weren’t bad either. This is my kind of
I saw some amazing hilltop views of Vancouver. And yeah-
still no sun happening.
I went into what felt like part of the movie Bio-Dome.
It was a tropical rain forest with birds.
And I finished the day with a walk around the seawall
to stretch my legs. And let’s be honest- take in the
Vancouver is a great city. It’s actually rated in the top 5
of most livable cities in the world. I can see why.
I could easily be a west coaster since they love
soy/almond milk, they love recycling /saving the planet
and they prefer to walk/bike/run/roller blade to where they’re
going. Yeah- I made all these observations in 36 hours.
But be warned- it spits a lot here. It actually rains more than
a foot per year than Seattle. Which brings me to my next
Question: Ever been to Vancouver? Seattle? West Coast?
What are your opinions?