I see that train a-comin'

photo by Ballard Avenue

It's rattling across the bridge. The lights are Amtrak #500, which took me home to Ballard from Vancouver, Washington on a recent frosty morning. The Amtrak Cascades service in our state is pretty good. The Spanish-design trains are comfortable and the scenery, with miles of running along Puget Sound and the Columbia and Cowlitz rivers, is lovely.