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Photo Friday: Seattle Light Rail

The extension of Seattle’s light rail line to the airport has been open since mid-December 2009, but we took our first trip on it this past weekend. Chloe and I left the car in downtown Seattle and rode to the airport to meet my husband, who was returning from a few days in the Bay Area. As you can see, Chloe traveled in her Creature Leisure Carry Den XT (the backpack was a good choice, since there’s a bit of a walk from the Seatac station to the airport proper; a wheeled carrier would also have been a good idea).

(I let her head poke out for the picture, but we were otherwise law-abiding!)

Not a long journey, but it felt like an adventure — I loved the city views and the station art, and I loved not driving. It won’t work for all of our trips — for one thing, the train cars don’t have any place to put the heaps of luggage we typically travel with (which is odd, given that the train goes, you know, to the airport) — but it’s a wonderful option when we’re in streamlined mode.

Remember that this week’s Photo Friday marks the beginning of my Fab Dog raincoat giveaway, and send me links to your favorite dog travel photos! They’ll get listed below, for everyone to click on and view — and they’ll give you a chance to win. Here’s how it works:

  1. If you have a blog or a website, post a dog travel photo on your site on Friday and link back here to the current week’s “Photo Friday” post so that your readers can see other great dog travel photos. Please take a moment to make sure that you are linking directly to your photo post instead of your homepage.
  2. If you don’t have a blog or a website, simply post your photo to Flickr (or Facebook, Twitpic, etc.).
  3. Using the inlinkz button below, paste in the link to your photo or your blog post. That way, Dog Jaunt will link back to you. Please include a few words in the “Name” box describing where you took the photo (in this case, “Name” refers to the name of your photo, not your name!).
  4. Alternatively, heck, just e-mail me your picture ([email protected].com) and I’ll post it for you!