Day 5: Washington state 12/05/2007 09:34
Good morning.
Our train just stopped st wenatche, wa. Due to the humungus snow in the past days in the Cascades, the rail tracks are not safe to ride. We all de-trained and boarded a bus to our destination.

This is the major reason that I take northern route first, then take southern route Tsouthwest chief) back home. The mountain snow is so unpredictable. Anyhow, we just 3 hours away from Seattle by bus.

Btw, the Portland passenger cars detached in Spokane Wa. I don't know about their fate.
pompano :
Good morning.
Our train just stopped st wenatche, wa. Due to the humungus snow in the past days in the Cascades, the rail tracks are not safe to ride. We all de-trained and boarded a bus to our destination.

This is the major reason that I take northern route first, then take southern route Tsouthwest chief) back home. The mountain snow is so unpredictable. Anyhow, we just 3 hours away from Seattle by bus.

Btw, the Portland passenger cars detached in Spokane Wa. I don't know about their fate.


sounds like an adventure.

没有英雄救美吗?

嘿嘿嘿
wildcrane at 12/05/2007 09:46 快速引用
Interesting to know that. The mountains with fresh snow should be very beautiful.....
kurtyang at 12/05/2007 10:36 快速引用
The trip gets more interesting this way. Success
gps at 12/05/2007 10:36 快速引用
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.
pompano at 12/05/2007 10:53 快速引用
出发前记得秤体重了嘛? 在我印象中,搭长途火车就是吃了睡, 睡了吃, 跟养猪似的. wink wink

对了, 我和西雅图的朋友说了, 如有需要随时和她联系吧. 呵呵, 愿西雅图的绵绵冬雨能拂尽匆匆旅尘.






pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.
seagulf at 12/05/2007 11:25 快速引用
pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.



wow!! I really want to travel like you!!! 感动 牛
jk at 12/05/2007 12:11 快速引用
you take care Success

pompano :
Good morning.
Our train just stopped st wenatche, wa. Due to the humungus snow in the past days in the Cascades, the rail tracks are not safe to ride. We all de-trained and boarded a bus to our destination.

This is the major reason that I take northern route first, then take southern route Tsouthwest chief) back home. The mountain snow is so unpredictable. Anyhow, we just 3 hours away from Seattle by bus.

Btw, the Portland passenger cars detached in Spokane Wa. I don't know about their fate.
苹果 at 12/05/2007 12:30 快速引用
We arrived Seattle one hour ahead of train schedule. So far, no rain/snow in the city.
pompano at 12/05/2007 12:43 快速引用
I'm watching a movie in Seattle gold rush National Historical Park
pompano at 12/05/2007 13:15 快速引用
Gees, so many dead horses on the gold rush trails. It has to be renamed as Dead Horse Trail.

pompano :
I'm watching a movie in Seattle gold rush National Historical Park
pompano at 12/05/2007 13:26 快速引用
Then book a ticket and go. Is it really that difficult?

jk :
pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.



wow!! I really want to travel like you!!! 感动 牛
Johann at 12/05/2007 14:24 快速引用
I had Salmon sushi lunch with friend in the waterfront. The salmon is very tasty.

I'm going to get some Dungeness crabs for dinner. Yummy...
pompano at 12/05/2007 16:03 快速引用
打你 打你 太腐败啦! 吃完了东不的龙虾, 又跑到西边去吃大埠蟹,怎么好吃的都让你给尝遍了! Mad Mad

晚上回去只好啃点小良蟹安慰一下下了. cry cry cry




pompano :
I had Salmon sushi lunch with friend in the waterfront. The salmon is very tasty.

I'm going to get some Dungeness crabs for dinner. Yummy...
seagulf at 12/05/2007 16:09 快速引用
Johann :
Then book a ticket and go. Is it really that difficult?

jk :
pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.



wow!! I really want to travel like you!!! 感动 牛



I'm afraid that I can't afford the time right now Mad Mad Mad
jk at 12/05/2007 20:00 快速引用
I wonder whether you can sleep on the train..too noisy and bumpy confused .. 祝你好运

pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.
ayu at 12/05/2007 20:28 快速引用
I took the future of flight and 747 factory tour inBoeing this afternoon, which is fabulous.

The factory building for 747 is claimed to be the world' largest building by volume. It is about 11 stories tall and perimeter about 2.5 miles. It's awesome to see how the world' largest airliner is assembled.
pompano at 12/05/2007 20:36 快速引用
No, no. I grew up in a place only a few meters away from the railway. Never be woken up by the noise. wink wink




ayu :
I wonder whether you can sleep on the train..too noisy and bumpy confused .. 祝你好运

pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.
seagulf at 12/05/2007 20:48 快速引用
Amtrak trains are neither noisy nor bumpy at all. If you are on the train, you will see that people are sleeping with different positions whichever are comfortable to them. Most time, one person can take 2 seats.

ayu :
I wonder whether you can sleep on the train..too noisy and bumpy confused .. 祝你好运

pompano :
Sunrise in the Cascades Mountain, very nice.

I just figured out that I slept over 10 hours last night. I went to sleep at about 7:30 pm MST, and waked up around 5:30 am PST.
pompano at 12/05/2007 20:51 快速引用
Great! It looks like another fun day. Keep going! 祝你好运
persoone at 12/05/2007 20:55 快速引用
Thank you. It was a sunny day in Seattle today. We had a lot of fun!!

seagulf :
打你 打你 太腐败啦! 吃完了东不的龙虾, 又跑到西边去吃大埠蟹,怎么好吃的都让你给尝遍了! Mad Mad

晚上回去只好啃点小良蟹安慰一下下了. cry cry cry


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pompano at 12/06/2007 01:25 快速引用
Oops, Mt Baker ski resort is closed today and tomorrow due to severe weather system -- too much snow , weired, huh?

I'll change the plan and visit Portland tomorrow.
pompano at 12/06/2007 01:47 快速引用
Some intersting fact about the Boeing 747 factory:

There are about 1400 bicycles in the building, because the building is too large to wlk from place to place.

About ten 747s are assembled at the same time in that builsing.

The factory is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. The workers work 3 shifts. The main shift has about 12 thousand workers.

The building has neither heating nor cooling systems. The heat in the builing are from the human activities and machinery.

The daily electricity bill is over 160 k.

The workers who operate on the cranes on top od the ceiling works in 2 hours shift. One reasonis that it could get super hot up there, like 90 plus degrees. Another is because of the height could lead to loss of sense on distance, etc.

THe building has 17 cafeteria.
pompano at 12/06/2007 13:00 快速引用
pompano :
Some intersting fact about the Boeing 747 factory:

There are about 1400 bicycles in the building, because the building is too large to wlk from place to place.

About ten 747s are assembled at the same time in that builsing.

The factory is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. The workers work 3 shifts. The main shift has about 12 thousand workers.

The building has neither heating nor cooling systems. The heat in the builing are from the human activities and machinery.

The daily electricity bill is over 160 k.

The workers who operate on the cranes on top od the ceiling works in 2 hours shift. One reasonis that it could get super hot up there, like 90 plus degrees. Another is because of the height could lead to loss of sense on distance, etc.

The building has 17 cafeteria.


hi, you are on the way. what a nice trip, so jealous you. take care and enjoy 祝你好运
lise329 at 12/07/2007 07:28 快速引用
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