Happy Holidays! ’Tis the season to be with family and friends. Here in the Wilson household, we’d been planning to welcome my oldest son and his family for Christmas. However, our unsettled weather, which would have made their drive from central Oregon quite challenging, plus the fact that someone my son was counting on seeing just contracted COVID, caused them to postpone the trip. Fortunately, we just saw them, albeit briefly. Last week, my wife and I took a trip to the Pacific Northwest.
COVID has made travel planning trickier for everyone, and our trip up north was no exception. Although we could have driven, we instead chose another, often overlooked option: a sleeper compartment on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train.