Once at Lucurne a Holden bus transported me and the other visitors 10 miles up the mountain, which part of the Cascade Range, in the Wenatchee National Forest. Upon arrival a host of folks from the village were on hand to cheer for newly arrived guests. A similar departure ritual occurs when villagers wave to those departing on the bus.
The departure home went smoothly, with the one exception, that being a four hour train delay. An accident occurred in Washington that then further delayed the train as it made its way back east. While the train was considerably slower than airplane travel, it more than made up for it by comfortable seating, ability to carry on plenty of baggage, food and beverage and great scenery all along the way. It was a much more relaxed atmosphere than the considerably more stressful airline travel.
|New traveling friends|
|Horse coral outside of Shelby, MT|
|Signs of the past|
|Moving fall landscape from train|
|Shadow of trestle over Cut Bank Creek|
|Early morning view of Columbia River|
|Moon along side train during stop|
|Bus between Wenatchee and Chelan|
|Lady of the Lake on Chelan|
|Lake Chelan... duh ;-)|
|Lucerne Landing for Holden Village|