Tuesday, March 13, 2012

i took a train ride up to seattle on monday for a fabric show. i love traveling by train - its relaxing, romantic, and this time filled with a number of interesting delays. on the way up the train was delayed by repairs to the track, a downed tree, and a malfunctioning intersection. although i arrived an hour late, the show was small and i had plenty of time to meet the vendors and look for fabric. i'm only interested in organic and sustainable fabrics, so with so few offering this, it was a quick look around. but i did find one vendor that i'm super excited about and am eagerly awaiting sample swatches

with a couple of hours to spare, i headed for my favorite part of the city, pike place market. it was pouring rain and bitter cold but the market was bustling with people. i even ran into someone i knew. after strolling and eating, strolling and sipping hot coffee, i made my way back to the train depot, but not before stopping off at a thrift store selling books for $2

the train ride back to portland moved along so fast, i was engrossed in my new book and even took a little nap. 1 mile before the station and half an hour ahead of schedule, the train came to a sudden stop, the train had just hit a car. it took two hours and half a bottle of wine before the car was removed from the front of the train. no one was hurt, the vehicle had been abandoned on the tracks, which apparently happens quite often. it turned into a late night but i was happy for a break from routine and still had a productive day

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