I'm thinking of taking my wife to Leavenworth for a few days this December, and have a few questions:
1. I am considering taking Amtrak trains from Vancouver, WA to Leavenworth. We've never traveled by train before, but I've been reading a lot of reviews about the trains not being on schedule. With only one hour between trains in Seattle, I'm worried we might miss our connection and be stuck in Seattle. Has anyone here made that trip who can share your experiences?
Also, it seems the train arrives at 8pm (after dark and when everything is closed), and leaves at 6am (before it's light, when everything is closed). From what I can tell, the icicle station is not in town anyway, so I'm a little concerned about transportation, especially if we were to rent a cabin or something that is not located in town.
I also read reviews saying the segment between Seattle and Leavenworth does not have dining or lounge cars?
2. How likely is snow during the first few weeks of December?
3. I would prefer to go during the week, if possible, so I'm curious if the Christmas lights are on during the week, or only on weekends for the lighting ceremonies?