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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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An afternoon in the mountains

An afternoon in the mountains

To the east of Seattle it get forested and mountainous very quickly. So it didn’t take long before we encountered a waterfall: …Twede’s cafe, where Twin Peaks was filmed e.g. cherry pie, damned fine cup of coffee: …and lots of autumn scenery:

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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