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Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!
Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

After 3 days in Seattle, Steve (DOS) and I took Amtrak’s Empire Builder cross-country for 2 days from Seattle to Chicago. This was our second cross-country trek on Amtrak, with the first one being from Chicago to Emeryville on the…

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!
Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

After a long and eventful trip to Seattle (previous post), Steve DOS and I slept well the first night at the Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel in Seattle. This hotel is part of the Hyatt Chain and directly across the street…

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!
Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

As everything in life (both good or bad: “This too shall Pass”) eventually comes to an end, so ends this 10 day Crown Princess cruise. We had a wonderful time, and it was so nice to finally complete the Alaska…

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui
Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

As Steve (DOS) and I were in Napa for 5 days, we had a couple “free days” where we weren’t taking a wine tour with Platypus, which allowed us to go to a couple wineries and lunches on our own.…

All Aboard The California Zephyr!
All Aboard The California Zephyr!

All Aboard The California Zephyr!

Friday Feb 3, 2020 Steve (DOS) and I are currently on the California Zephyr, Amtrak’s cross-country train which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, California.  We left yesterday from Union Station in Chicago, and are currently going thru the beautiful Colorado…

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!
Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

Heading home to Florida on the Auto Train!

After a nice four night stay in Charlottesville, and a little over 3 weeks total being away from home, on Monday Steve (DOS) and I headed home on the Auto Train from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL. The drive from…

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!
Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

After a lengthy stay in Virginia, I was able to convince Steve (DOS) to take the Amtrak Auto train back home to Orlando instead of driving all that way. We had taken the Auto Train together once before (and I…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…

Deck the Halls in Roanoke!
Deck the Halls in Roanoke!

Deck the Halls in Roanoke!

Last week Steve (DOS) and I traveled once again to Roanoke, VA to see and assist my parents who are living at English Meadow’s (formerly Elk’s Home) Assisted Living. I took one last Leave of Absence from work for the…