Walla Walla: The Place So Nice They Named It Twice
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!”
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.