Friday, August 24, 2012

Old Books

I tried my hand at distressing a couple of old books
following Karen's tutorial.
Of course I added a few accents of my own,
easy and fun project!
I'll be making more of these cuties!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Coast Starlight

All Aboard
Our train trip to Seattle exceeded our
expectations, if you get the chance
pack your bags and get on board!
We met some nice people, the staff,
the accommodation's were fabulous.
I took a few pictures of course.....


this was taken from the train window
in Portland Oregon

 handyman husband in our little
space that had two seats facing each 
other, they pulled together to make
a single bed, there was a drop down
bed above.....guess who got that one? ; )

Roman our train attendant always 
had a great smile!

The boardwalk where we stopped for lunch
our first day in Seattle. 

My daughter and her friend Jen with actor
Joe De Paul from the Teatro ZinZanni production of

Our last day Denise toured us around and took us to 
a great beach for a picnic lunch she had prepared.

Then later we dined on fresh wild caught salmon 
that she grilled on her barbecue. Yummy!

We had an hour wait after getting to Los Angeles
Union Station before boarding the Amtrak and 
heading south, such a beautiful old building.
Just a little history, it opened in 1939 
and was partially designed by John Parkinson 
and Donald B. Parkinson 
(the Parkinsons) had also designed 
Los Angeles City Hall
 and other landmark Los Angeles buildings.

Tracks along the beach on the way home...