On the Rails

Another entry from the BC Scrapbook, these photos chronicle our departure from Canada, as we made our way south, via the Amtrak Coastal Starlight train. From Seattle to San Jose, we had 24 hours of sight-seeing from the rails.

With only a few brief stops where we could actually disembark, Portland, Oregon, offered us the chance to stretch our legs and smell the roses.

2014-09-05_portland station

Arriving in San Jose, California, we had two days to wander and play with past and future. On one day, we attended a lively Renaissance Faire, full of sarsaparilla, chain mail, and live jousting on horseback. The next day it was The Tech Museum of Innovation, Silicon Valley’s launch pad of all things Geek, with 3D printers and robot building workshops.

Somewhere on that time continuum we came across an abandoned carousel and a giant muffler expert.

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2014-09-05_muffler expert

2014-09-05_train sign

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