Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rail Trip

I'm packing up my train case and rolling down up the tracks on Wednesday night for a little getaway.  My good friend Pam came up with the idea of a train trip to the Seattle area.....in January.  The last time I was in the area they were having a heat wave; don't think that will be the case this time.  The weather forecast isn't looking so good for the week, but I'm always up for an adventure.  I pulled my rain gear out of hibernation and packed my clothes in extra large suitcases just so I'll have plenty of room for all the treasures I hope to find.  I won't be completely "unplugged" for the week, but will certainly go through blogging withdrawals.

Do you think the train will make any junking stops?

A 24 hour trip calls for some extra room to spread out, so we decided to splurge on a sleeper cabin.  

We'll take the ferry to Victoria for a few days.


After a week of shopping, eating, relaxing, visiting with family, more shopping and more eating, we'll be travelling back home the same way we rolled in.  I sure hope we're still speaking to each other.

20 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh, you'll love the sleeping wagon, I think. I did that once in Germany and it was so wonderful to be lulled to sleep by the train's movement! I'm jealous -- I love train travel! Have fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I think a train trip sounds like so much fun!! Enjoy and take lots of pictures and good luck with lots of fun finds!!! hugs, Linda

Loretta said...

What a treat...Hope you have a wonderful trip together! Pictures, pictures and more pictures...I don't have to say treasures because I know you will have them! Be Safe! Enjoy your time! Hugs, Loretta

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Have a wonderful time, Betsy!!!! See you when you get back!!!!

xoxo

Into Vintage said...

Have a great time - sounds like a wonderful adventure!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip!! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sounds like an amazing adventure! Take lots of photos and HAVE FUN! ♥♥♥

Pam said...

What a wonderful trip you have planned. Enjoy. HOpe you find many treasures.

Full Circle Creations said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I miss living in Seattle. Safe travel.s

Holly

outjunking said...

Sounds like a great adventure. Looking forward to the follow up.
Lisa

Michelle L. said...

Have fun, B - and be sure to come up with a backup plan for stuff to do when you get there...the storm of the century is on its way. You might need to stay in a warm hotel and do some crafting.

Goldie said...

How Neat! You didnt tell me it was a train trip! That is pretty neat!

kpaints said...

You will have a total blast....bring your snow boots! lol You are going to love junkin in Seattle. Victoria is just beautiful and you will get some fab photos there! Have a ton of fun...I know you will.
My friend and I have been thinking of a train trip for sometime....

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Hubby and I have talked about taking a train trip...can't wait to hear how you liked yours!!!

Betsy said...

A train trip sound like such good, old-fashioned fun! Enjoy your trip and I hope you'll share pictures.

Betsy

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Diane Writes said...

Enjoy your trip and don't forget to blog about it :)

Brenda said...

Once when I was in high school, my family and I took a cruise ship down from Ketchikan, Alaska to Vancouver. That is one beautiful area of the world. Have fun, take lots of pictures.

Robyn Story said...

I'm soooo jealous! What fun, how I would love to just pull away from the tracks and watch life race by outside the window of the train! What a 'romantic' way of seeing the journey to your destination. Have a glorious time, find lots of treasures, make lots of memories and share it all when you return! Your blog completely inspires us all! Safe travels.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I cannot believe that while you were suggesting a "bowling alley, lap pool, spa, or gym car" you didn't suggest stops at junkin' spots! lol Hey, wouldn't that be a hoot!

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage