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Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish, Montana

First full day here. Due to catching up on sleep, I missed breakfast in the hotel so sauntered along the sidewalk to check out the diners. Whitefish is a clash-culture town. Parts of it are obviously set up for the tourist season; the strip running south on I-93 is an endless reel of motels, fast food places, gas stations and malls. In the centre of town, about half the businesses are aimed at visitors who apparently pack the place in…

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New York deli breakfast in Seattle

New York deli breakfast in Seattle

Miles travelled on trip so far: 7,894Planes: 3. Trains: 9. Buses: 14. Taxis: 5. Car trips: 3. (Yes, I am a geek and am tabulating mileage in a spreadsheet) After last nights rather extraordinary meal at Rays Boathouse on the waterfront in Seattle, this morning calorie intake was of a more sedate nature. There’s a New York style deli a few blocks from Alex and Theresa’s penthouse apartment, where I slumped for breakfast. The menu, of which this is a…

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Breakfast in Seattle

Breakfast in Seattle

Awesome city. Day one of the Seattle experience. Here’s Alex eating a typical Seattle breakfast: Basically, that’s the complete opposite of the Amtrak breakfast as (a) it isn’t fried in fat and (b) there’s enough fibre in there to make the backside of an elephant explode.

First overnight trip on Amtrak

First overnight trip on Amtrak

The train left Salinas half an hour late. On the platform, as darkness fell, we saw a shooting star. “Oooh, look at that” said a distinctly Brummie voice to my left, and it turned out there were a group of people from Redditch travelling to San Fran. Small world. Boarding meant encountering the roomette for the first time. Basically, imagine an area with two chairs with a two feet gap facing each other, bound by walls behind them, a sliding…

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