For Christmas 2006 we rode thee train from St Paul to Portland, a nice 37 hour ride with two nights on the train. The scenery wasn't great until we got to sunrise of the second day, in the Columbia River Gorge. Here are a few shots taken out of the train window that morning.
We stayed with Erin and Justin and had Christmas day at their place.
This was their tree
Here are Erin, Justin, and Gracie in front of the tree
Here we are with Courtney too at a fancy restaurant downtown
We rode the train back home over the New Year's eve with our friends, Tom and Chris Moe.
Soon after leaving the mountains behind it was party time in our adjoining compartments.
We hope you also had a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Jim and Gail Pattison