Friday, December 20, 2013

Puget Sound

Puget Sound by andiwolfe
Puget Sound, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Last weekend, Steve and I took a very quick trip out to Seattle, Washington, and Eugene, Oregon to visit our parents. They're all octogenarians, and we've not had a chance to visit for a couple of years.

We flew in and out of Seattle, but took Amtrak to Portland. From there we rented a car to drive to Eugene. We'll never drive the I-5 between Seattle and Portland, ever again. This was our second train trip on that route, and it is comfortable, convenient, and very scenic.

I really wish there were more Amtrak routes in this country - especially in the midwest. Why can't there be a route from Cleveland to Cincinnati, or from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis? We could learn a lot from the Europeans and Asians with regards to train travel for public transport.

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