Summer 2008 Minnesota Trip
We rode Amtrak's Empire Builder from Portland to Minneapolis this year for a family visit. Enjoy the photos!
June 22, 2008
Waiting for our Amtrak bus at the Albany station. There are several trains each day between Albany and Portland, but the bus worked into our schedule better.
Portland's Union Station.
The Portland half of the Empire Builder waits at the platform. The Empire Builder splits at Spokane, Washington, with half of the train coming to Portland and half going to Seattle.
CJ and Cole enjoy the view in the lounge car.
The train closely follows the river through the Columbia River Gorge.
Windsurfers enjoy the breezy gorge while Mt. Hood looms in the background.
CJ did a lot of reading on this trip!