On Saturday we took Kaylee to the Northwest Railway Museum for their yearly run of the Santa Train. Tickets for this event sell out incredibly early in the season and this year I had finally remembered and purchased tickets for the three of us. It was a cold, wet and windy day as we drove out to Snoqualmie and North Bend for our 1pm trip.
I was really anxious when we pulled into Snoqualmie and I saw the train sitting at the Depot with no parking to be seen. We rushed out of the car as the train left and my heart just sank. I found a volunteer who informed us that we actually depart from the North Bend Depot, just a few miles east and not only that, but things were running 30 minutes behind so we hadn't missed our train after all!
We bundled a very confused Kaylee back into the car and headed to North Bend, found parking and picked up our physical tickets. Then it was time to get on the train!
The cars were decorated for Christmas and were lovely. We walked nearly the whole length of the train before finding a seat. Kaylee was excited, though she seems dubious here.
As we left North Bend, heading west, we passed by the cafe made famous by Twin Peaks and you can see Mount Si. My phone refused to focus past the rain drops, but I really love this picture anyway.
Kaylee was excited to look out the window and kept exclaiming every time she saw any sort of standing water, thinking it was a river.
Terrible but typical Western Washington winter weather and Kaylee enjoyed the train.