OREGON TRIP PART 6
I understand that they are both wizards at chess.
A nice lady took this photo of Rose, Marie,Tom, Jackson and Greg
A major annual celebration in Seattle is called "Sea Fair", and we were lucky enough to be there when one of it's major features, the Sea Fare Parade, was scheduled. It started by the Space Needle,and progressed through downtown Seattle. So, after some brief refreshment at a nearby restaurant, we took up positions on the curb near the starting point. Here is the first of the balloons.
We just loved to watch this little boy as all of the glitter and bands passed his choice viewing spot. He would stand there and rock from foot to foot as he danced in time to the passing bands. This "Red Hot Mama" thought he was cute also.
A very colorful Chinese group.
They were outstanding and their music special.
And here is the famous Dragon.
The Blue Angels
A local cheese company
The perfomers loved our little friend also
Watch me dance!
Now it is getting dark and the Space Needel takes on its night colors.
We finally got to our motel for a much needed rest. Then up early the next morning to go back to King Street AMTRAK Staten to catch the "Coast Starlight" to take us back to Portland. Here the girls are waiting in the train station.
The Coast Starlight is the premier AMTRAK train that runs daily between Seattle and Los Angeles. It is very nice. Here is the Observation Car, and there is a snack bar below.
Enjoying the beautiful scenery and nice company.
We enjoyed a fine lunch in the full service Dining Car.
At Portland, we reclaimed our van from the parking building, and drove to Bend, Oregon, where we had a great steak dinner and stayed in a nice Holiday Inn Express. The next day, Monday, we headed South, here approaching Mt Shasta from the North. We drove on the Redding, where we relaxed and stayed in a full service Holiday Inn, that we did not like as much.
We had a pleasant drive the next day, Tuesday, back to Rose's home in San Francisco, where she was met by her loving mother, Andrea.
And here she is greeted by her loving big brother, Ian.
We had a pleasant restful visit for 2 nights with Rob and family, then left on Thursday morning for a visit with Marie's Brother, John and his wife Sheila, who live in Los Altos. Here we are relaxing before having a great lunch that they had prepared.
We then drove down Rt 101 and stayed in San Louis Obispo, and then on to home the next day, Friday, via Malibu. All was well at home, thanks be to God!