Monday, September 7, 2009

Homeward Bound

It was time to say goodbye. Goodbyes are always sad and it is hard to say goodbye to family that you live a 23 hour train trip away from. One good thing about the goodbye is that for me, it meant I had a hello soon to come. I was going to get to see The Mr. again after two weeks of being away from home!

Four hours away and across the Canadian border from my parents house.

Watching for the train.

If it wasn't for my parents' willingness to spend a day driving (or more like 16 hours when you add both trips together) this trip would not have been possible! Thank you both so much! I had a wonderful time and I loved spending the extra in-car time with you both.

I love how the photos through the Amtrak windows turn out. Almost as if you used some sort of beautiful Pioneer Woman photo shop action on them. This is straight out of camera and looks very retro to me. Almost as if there should be some cowboys and Indians out there somewhere. :)

See the shadow? The bridge for the rails was WAY up. Pretty cool!

I got to see so much pretty Montana landscape on the trip home. More than usual. I guess the train times must be different during different parts of the year because I am pretty sure I slept through a lot of the pretty parts last time. You can see my posts from my 2007 trip here and here. If you go look at those posts, the first thing you will notice is that you can barely see the photos! I'm very thankful to Jenn for helping me out with photo sizes.

A blurry photo, but it's a fun one. This was the first time I had seen the Continental Divide.

A coveted photo for train lovers—when you can see the train curving along the track ahead of you. Although maybe it's not such a cool photo when there is little natural light to be had and the glare of someones laptop computer on the window. :)

Glacier National Park is so beautiful!

I had a great sleep on the train- about 5 hours, which is a personal record. This is what I saw out my window when I woke up. There is a waterfall somewhere over there and this water was rushing towards it.

Well, these photos are the last of my Regina trip photos, but do not dismay. I don't plan to disappear again. There are about eleven more posts in the cue. Hold onto your hats!


  1. The photo 5th from the bottom is my favorite!!! There is something about it, it is just so relaxing and serene. It makes me want to go on a big ole' road trip with Farm Boy and MiniB! Maybe next year, who knows what the Lord has in store! :) Great posts so far, can't wait to see the rest :D

  2. Keep the travelogue posts coming! It's fun to live vicariously through your adventures.

  3. Very cool! Love all the pics in this post!! I need to do the photo size thing too... just been too busy to tackle it lately.


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