The Countdown Has Begun.

I’m afraid that postings here will probably be somewhat irregular over the next dozen days since I’ll be on the train for seven of the twelve nights and access to the internet will be spotty at best.
I’m leaving tomorrow on a red-eye to Seattle, arriving Monday morning. I’ll be in that wonderful city for Monday night and, as always, will include at least a dinner at Assaggio, an absolutely wonderful Italian restaurant.
Tuesday morning, I’ll be on Amtrak up to Vancouver, hopefully in time for a scheduled lunch with a VIA Rail representative who is going to give me a tour of some of VIA Rail’s recently refurbished sleeping car equipment.
Tuesday night I’ll leave Vancouver on VIA Rail’s train #2, the eastbound Canadian, arriving in Toronto on Saturday morning. With luck, I’ll be able to post something on Thursday from Winnipeg, but certainly from Toronto when we arrive there on Saturday.
From then on, I will probably be able to at least post some photos almost every day. At any rate, I shall do my best.