After the hectic holidays we decided to slip away for a few days of quiet and relaxation. DH booked a winter trip to Chicago via Amtrak. I must admit that I was a bit concerned about a snow disaster heading into Chicago in January, but it was a delightful trip.
We flew up to Oakland to take the California Zephyr out of Emeryville. We've done that trip several times as it passes through both the Sierras and the Rockies. The scenery was spectacular with all of the snow this year.
|View of San Francisco on departure.|
|Tracks in the snow everywhere. We saw several large herds of elk and antelope.|
|I always love the sight of the train around the curves.|
|Nightlights of the city.|
|The beautiful lobby of the Palmer House in Chicago.|
|The Peacock doors in the entrance of the hotel.|
We flew home on Friday and I enjoyed some fun sewing over the weekend in between laundry loads. I have completed the block assembly for Allietare.
Beth's Neighborhood Block Party continues with Irene and Ida picking it up this year. It has always been such a fun event and I knew that I wanted to participate again this year. This is my block for the party.
There is still time to sign up to join. Just go here and join the fun.
Now.....I am off to see what button I clicked on my camera to get the date stamp added.....hmmm.