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hellbob & I are going on vacation to Washington State! We'll be out there for just shy of a week! We're gonna see his cousin and her family, and she wants us to spend a night or two with them in Seattle, and then we'll be heading up to Birch Bay, which is just spitting distance of the Canadian border.
No specific plans of what to do yet, so anyone who is familiar with the area, we will gladly take suggestions! :)
Most likely we'll fly out of Mpls on the afternoon of Fri, June 4th, and we have to be back by the evening of June 10th because I have to work on Fri, June 11th.
I want to go whale watching! And I want to go to Canada! (I've never ever been out of the US) And I want to take cool nature pictures! And I'm sure that hellbob wants to go to that funky Music Experience museum thingy.


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Apr. 19th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
Mmm, Canadian bookstores.
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Apr. 19th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
Any recomendations on what we absolutely have to see there?
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Apr. 19th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
I don't know if you've been before, so pardon me if I mention the obvious:
The Olympic National Rainforest is amazing
Poulsbo (on one of the islands in the Sound) is cute
Get to the beach
Apr. 19th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
First trip to Washington state! We've been to Los Angeles twice, but that has been our only times on the West Coast.
Apr. 19th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
The Experience Music thing is defeintely cool, at least from the outside. I have never been inside, but spent a long while trying to figure out the outside. Apparently that's what happens when Frank Gehry gets into the swing of things and drops LSD. Find a postcard, you will not be able to get far enough away from it to take a good picture of it :)

Seattle is good, in general. I like the beaches at Burien (suburb) and Queen Anne Hill (a little like Uptown, but more Victorian). Taking the ferry to Bremerton or Victoria (B.C.) is a good way to see the Sound, and possibly set foot in Canada. We used to go out there for the 4th of July, and watch several fireworks shows from the ferry. Super cool. Whale watching will be harder, as you may need to out to the actual ocean to do it. I have faith there will be a fairly easy way to do this, but I have never tried. I do like the Aquarium there, though.
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
Whale watching will be harder, as you may need to out to the actual ocean to do it.
According to the guidebook I have May & June are the best time to see killer
whales, because they follow the salmon into Puget Sound. It says that at that time of year you can see them 90% of the time.
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
That's cool! I didn't know they came into the Sound. Now you have to bring back pictures.
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
Very cool. It's pretty up there. How close will you be to Seattle? The Farmer's Market in Seattle is supposed to be a big deal. Is it Seattle? Washington, anyway, one of the big cities.

There are often whales in Puget Sound, and orcas. You might not have to hit the open ocean.

Have fun!!

Apr. 19th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Washington...
Hey chicky! I couldn't get the dates available for vacation to coincide with available dates in San Diego, so we went north! We will most likely spend Friday and Saturday night in Seattle with Rick's cousin Annette & her family, and then head on up to Birch Bay Sunday through Thursday. Unfortunately I couldn't get that Friday off work. *pout* stupid work!
I will be just as happy getting to see orcas as "real" whales!
Apr. 19th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
Flower gardens!
There are some really fantastic flower gardens up that way somewhere. My parents went there and showed me pictures several years ago. I'll see if they remember what they are called sometime.
Apr. 19th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Flower gardens!
Shouldn't you be in bed by now?

*pot calling kettle black!*

Apr. 20th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
Re: Flower gardens!
Here's a link to the gardens: http://www.butchartgardens.com/main.php They're really amazing,, and you'll be going at a good time for it too.
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