Walla Walla: The Place So Nice They Named It Twice

On-tour today in the grassy landscape of Walla Walla, Washington and its surrounding areas! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
After days of being greeted by picturesque scenes the second I open the door to my stateroom each morning here onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy, today came as something of a surprise. I opened my stateroom door just before 7:30 a.m., as I always do. But blue waters and lush forests didn’t stare back at me. Instead, a gravel port wasteland known as Burbank greeted my eyes.
It’s something straight out of a post-apocalyptic movie, with industrial siloes to the left, and a giant scrap metal processing plant to the right. The only thing missing is Arnold Schwarzenegger shouting, “Get in ze chopper!”

My Morning View: a little less picturesque than days previous. Photo ©  2015 Aaron Saunders

My Morning View: a little less picturesque than days previous. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

The view from the stern, however, more than made up for it! Photo ©  2015 Aaron Saunders

The view from the stern, however, more than made up for it! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

But it’s the best docking location for guests aboard the S.S. Legacy to reach our day of touring in Walla Walla, Washington; a more picturesque dock up river would add 45 minutes to the coach ride. So, each Wednesday, S.S. Legacy is a beacon of hope on this vast, Waterworld­-esque landscape.

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