Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vancouver-Seattle Tour: Day Four

We check out of the Quality Hotel and take a taxi to the Pacific Central train station as it's still raining. After checking our bags, we take a short walk to Telus Science World and buy tickets for the Omnimax Theatre where a coupon saves us a dollar each. $2 There are many school groups enjoying the hands-on exhibits. We find seats in the massive Omnimax Theatre to watch Hurricane on the Bayou - "Narrated by Meryl Streep, Hurricane on the Bayou brings into focus the startling loss of Louisiana’s wetlands both before and after Hurricane Katrina. Told through the stories of four musicians whose lives were deeply affected by the storm, Hurricane on the Bayou is both a haunting document of Katrina’s powerful effects and a compelling message of hope for rebuilding Louisiana’s coastline as its first line of defense against future storms."
Checking in for the Amtrak Cascades 517 to Seattle is like being at the airport as we go through American screening. The train is comfortable and not full and we easily find our assigned seats. We buy dinner in the dining car and watch the movie - The Guardian (starring Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher) using our own headsets and save $8.
We arrive in Seattle about 20 minutes late and are met by my sister Jeannie. Today's Savings: $10, Total Savings: $109.99

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