Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Across the Border

We had a marvelous ride on an Amtrak train today, from Seattle to Vancouver.  It was such a relaxing way to travel.  We had tons of leg room, the scenery was gorgeous, and we made it easily into Canada.

We followed the coastline the entire trip, and saw so many interesting animals, birds, houses and little coastal towns.  I liked this backyard, I can't remember the last time I saw a tire swing?




The train station was nice on both ends.  And, I must say, I've never seen a sushi shop in any train/bus station before, but today was a new adventure....


 

I feel like the biggest loser.  I STILL haven't had any sushi on this trip.  But, tomorrow is the day folks.  Tomorrow is the day. 

We are staying at a hotel that is very "art" oriented.  There are sculptures and paintings galore. This isn't arty, but I sure do love it---  (yes, they are hanging in the VERY clean shower)



Our phones quit working as soon as we crossed the border.  Well, they work, but it costs an arm and a leg.  Restrooms are washrooms. And there's this funny money everywhere.



I always think other countries money is so much more interesting.  I'm sure it's because I'm used to looking at George and Abe for so many years.

And there's strange words all over everything.


We're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
 

Oh, we've made some new friends too.  They're a bit transparent though...