Monday, February 18, 2013

Train Adventure

As mentioned in my previous post, I recently went on a train adventure!  It was an interesting 19 hour train ride.  Fun experience, but I don't think I would do it again.  (It's definitely faster, and in my case, cheaper to fly.)

We boarded the Amtrak here around 9:30PM Wednesday:

Amtrak Station at Jack London Square - Oakland, CA

I didn't take many photos of the train cabin, because the lighting was not that great.  If you want to check out how it looks like, Amtrak has a pretty neat 3D virtual tour.

I would say that the sleeper cars are similar to airplanes since each car has an attendant and the toilet flushes the same way.  In general, everything on the train is just a bit more spacious than on an airplane.

We woke up while passing by the snowy mountains.

More photos taken during the train ride... and experimenting with the manual mode of my DSLR.

I think this is one of my favorites

erie... is this train going to hogwarts?
I'm not sure what this was...

Thursday around 5PM, we arrived at Portland, OR.

Darn, it's not Hogwarts!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stonehenge... replica

One of the results that came up when I was researching for places to visit in Portland was the Maryhill Museum of Art...

Too bad it was closed...

Luckily the main attraction we drove 100 miles east of Portland was this:

Stonehenge Replica

It's in the middle of no where and it's always open!

I had a blast snapping photos!

Can you tell what time of day this photo was taken based on the shadows casted by the concrete stones?  :D

<3tingingting - wishing you a happy valentines day

Monday, February 11, 2013


I recently went on a train adventure to Portland.  During the trip, we seek out to see the 137th tallest (per wikipedia) water fall in the United States.

Multnomah Falls

We also stopped by the Horsetail Falls...

It really does look like a horsetail!

Next time, I'll take to you see a Stonehenge replica in Washington.  <3tingtinging