As happens too often, I’m a year late blogging this vacation. Oh, well. My plan this time is to blog 2 years in parallel, but we’ll see.
In 2016 we decided we hadn’t visited British Columbia in a while, so we set up a trip. I was happy to learn that my friends Janet and Wes, who’ve lived up there since something like 1979, would be available if we came by on the dates we had in mind. But our trip began unusually. Instead of driving or flying, we decided to take the train – we booked a “bedroom” (a gross misrepresentation!) on the Coast Starlight, overnight from Oakland to Seattle. The train was supposed to arrive at 9:30 PM; it was half an hour late and then we were off.