Tuesday Tidbits #223 Exploring Part 2

Good Tuesday to you, friends!

I have something for you!

It bloomed just in time for you to enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by. We love these flowers, even though they only last for a day. It’s just enough time for their beauty to be savored.

In my previous post, I left you at this beach. We did continue exploring but had to get our rental car back to Eugene, Oregon.

So off we went, headed East. We stopped along the way, of course.

A quick stop was needed to see this beautiful vicinity.

I know you wanted to see more moss!

We enjoy exploring, as you never know what you will see next!

An enchanted forest welcomed us.

After coming out of one forest, we were greeted by a big smile from another forest!

Do you see the smile?
Do you see it now? 🙂 Very interesting!

Seattle, Washington

We dropped our rental car off in Eugene, Oregon, and the next day we headed to the Eugene Amtrak station. We were disappointed to hear that our train to Seattle was canceled due to a mudslide, but a bus would get us there. A few hours later, we were in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle Space Needle.
Seattle Cityscape.

We stayed at a 100- year -old luxurious hotel in Uptown Seattle called the Marqueen.

The lobby of the Marqueen Hotel.
The staircase took us to our room.

We had an overnight stay here at the Marqueen before we went back to the Seattle Union Station Amtrak station in the morning to catch the train to Vancouver, Canada.

We enjoyed our stay at the Marqueen Hotel. This old hotel has vintage beauty around every corner. Because of its age, there wasn’t an elevator, but the bellhops helped us with our luggage. There were restaurants close by and a coffeemaker in the room. We were set!

Seattle Union Station Amtrak Station

An Uber got us to Union Station on time to catch the Amtrack Train to Vancouver, Canada.

Our train to Vancouver was on time as well. The proper authorities checked our passports, and our tickets were given to us. We wanted to board the train as quickly as possible to sit on the side where we could see the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound.

Inside Union Station.
People waiting for their train.
We were thrilled to be on the train and we got the seats we wanted. The train was clean and quite comfortable.

We have wanted to try the Amtrak train, and we are happy to say that we enjoyed it very much! We would travel this way again.

There was so much to see out our window.

Every so often we would see a sea lion! Even Bald Eagles would be perched close by.
A ferry preparing to dock.

Beautiful farmland was seen out our window as well.

Vancouver Canada

Vancouver was beautiful.

We stayed in a lovely part of town.

Our hotel. A lovely place to stay.

Chinatown was very close to our Hotel and we enjoyed a great meal before heading back to the USA the next day.

It was quite an adventure. We enjoyed Vancouver very much.

But it is always wonderful to get home.

This adventure was a whirlwind of a trip. Our goal was to see Oregon and its gorgeous coast and ride the Amtrak train. Both were on our bucket lists. We enjoyed both very much and hope to take pleasure in both again.

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we certainly appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings. Stay safe out there my friends!

42 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #223 Exploring Part 2

    1. The cactus bloom is as big as a salad plate. What a delight to see it bloom!
      And yes we saw a lot in a short amount of time.
      Thanks for the visit. Happy Tuesday!

  1. Thank you very much for your wondrous traveler’s eye, Nance. I appreciate going along to places I’ve never been thanks to your fantastic photos and vacation writing!

  2. What a fun trip, you did so many different things, thanks for taking us along! The train sounds like it was a great way to sight see in comfort! I’m so glad you had a wonderful time~

    1. We did have a wonderful time! We highly recommend train travel. Europe has embraced it.
      Thanks for the love. Enjoy your Tuesday.

  3. Good morning, Nancy! Your trip looks like so much fun, and you saw so many beautiful things. We have always wanted to go on a train tour. It’s definitely on our bucket list. Have a wonderful week, sweet friend!

    1. We highly recommend train travel. We must need more stops! Europe has embraced it.
      Thanks for the visit my friend.
      Enjoy your week!

  4. What a fun trip! I love the Pacific Northwest. Such beauty everywhere! I’m curious to know when the MarQueen Hotel was built. First, I thought you might have added an extra zero and meant 40-year old instead of 400-year old, but it’s surely older than that. Is that a typo? Just wondering, haha! Thanks for sharing your terrific photos. And the smile on the mountain is awesome!!!

    1. It’s 100 years old… That is a typo and I am off to fix it! Thank you for that!
      And thanks for enjoying our trip right along with us. Happy Tuesday!

  5. Nancy, wow the cactus bloom is amazing! I have enjoyed traveling along on this trip and seeing your gorgeous photos. We had a wonderful trip several years ago to Seattle and a ferry trip to beautiful Victoria. I always look forward to your Tuesday Tidbits!

    1. We have been to Victoria before, and it’s why we decided it was the perfect time to take a trip on a train and why not to Vancouver, Canada!
      I am so glad you enjoyed the flower. Two more bloomed today!
      Enjoy your week, sweet Pam, and thank you always for your kind comments. 🙂

  6. Gorgeous cactus bloom, Nancy! Wow, your PNW trip was amazing. Your photos are exquisite! I looked twice at the greenish waters earlier in the post–the scene looks just like our river area of Nine Mile Falls! Seattle and Vancouver look so inviting, we really need to get over there, we’re so close. Love the idea of the train. Thanks for sharing your trip!

    1. We really enjoyed the train! We rode them in many parts of Europe and enjoyed it, so why not the USA?
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and enjoy the week ahead.

  7. That was definitely a whirlwind of a trip. I never thought about taking the train to Vancouver. What a fun idea. So glad you had a great time!

  8. What a wonderful trip! I would definitely give up an elevator to stay in that beautiful hotel. I think Amtrak might be a fun way to travel. It looked like such a nice, clean train car. I see you got some blue skies on your trip. That was a nice break for you.

    1. Yes, the forecast said it would rain all week, but it only rained one day. How wonderful for us!
      We enjoyed the train ride very much! Thank you for the visit. Happy Tuesday to you!

  9. What a fabulous trip! The scenery — gorgeous. And Union Station was SO CLEAN! I’m not used to seeing bright train stations like that! Vancouver and Seattle both look lovely and I suspect that it may have only inspired you to one day return and spend more time in one or the other!

    1. Yes, we were happy we could still get to Seattle. It was a great adventure. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Nancy, this trip was way more than a tidbit! What a great adventure. You were exploring the life of my young adulthood. My first husband was from Mt. Vernon, WA, moved to Seattle – so we spent a lot of time there and going to Vancouver. Then we moved to Cottage Grove, OR from Portland, and lived just 20 miles south of Eugene for several years – loved it! Yet, in all of our explorations, I had never seen much of what you shared in this magnificent post. Thanks for sharing, Nancy. 🙂

    1. Oh Marsha, it was so good to laugh with you today! What fun we had!
      Thanks for enjoying this post. We had a fun adventure and would love to go back.
      Have a great weekend, my friend!

      1. That was a wonderful lunch, wasn’t it? I love your pink blouse and earrings, your laughter, your beautiful white teeth, how Tuesday Tidbits and Two Trails One Road got their names, and your long blond hair.

        It was so fun sharing around the table and realizing how much we all have in common and have to learn from each other. (From how to order off a hashtag to how a pilate machine works. 🙂 Who knew?

        I will miss you when you are gone and look forward to when you come back here again. Hope you have a wonderful summer, enjoy all your trips, and your parties this week.

        Keep in touch! 🙂

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