TRAIN RIDES: THE OTHER WAY TO TRAVEL OPEN BOOK BLOG HOP 12
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If you have came from Christine Ardiog's Blog site, I appreciate the visit.
If you haven't, make sure you double back and see where she went on her favorite vacation. You won't want to miss it.
While you're there, take a look at her books Cheating to Survive, Every Five Years, and her contribution to the Peace, Love & Romance Anthology here.
Topic of the Week:
It's the time of year for vacations (Holiday for our UK friends). Share your favorite vacation, your dream vacation or anything in between.
A few years ago my husband and I were researching new ways to vacation during the holidays. Everyone was getting together for Thanksgiving so the two of us were looking forward to doing something different for the Christmas Holiday.
We’d cruised earlier in the year and had a great time, but wanted to do something most people didn’t do during the holidays. Since I moved to San Diego before I was finished with some of my ministry obligations in Los Angeles I would take the train up and back on the weekends. It was a more relaxing way to travel between the two cities, if I wasn’t in a big hurry to get to my destination. I’d often thought it would be nice to take a longer ride. One that would require sleeping accommodations.
I mentioned it to my husband, who became excited by the idea of having a sleeping car on a train, and we
began to plan a train trip from Los Angeles to Vancouver, British Columbia. Some people would wince at a nearly 40-hour train ride, but I relished the thought of traveling through Santa Barbara the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Vancouver, WA and Vancouver BC in a sleeping car with complimentary meals. The price at just over $500 each, roundtrip, wasn't bad either.
I thought it would be one of the best ways to easily view the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta when on a tight budget. After three days of site seeing in Vancouver, British Columbia we would travel back the same way.
As it happens in life sometimes, our plans were interrupted and we weren’t able to go, but it’s back on the agenda for this year and I am nearly hopping with glee. I will make sure to take plenty of pictures.
While you're there, take a look at her latest book "Life As We Knew It"
It can also be found Here.
If you have a question you would like me to answer don't hesitate to leave it in the comments.
Now I'm going to see where Alaskans go for vacation because I already think they live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.