Awoke felling much better than I had the night before. Has a passable breakfast prepared by the innkeepers, and wait a few hours for the rain to die down. We pile in the car and head for downtown. First, we head over to the park on the west side of ...read more
Since we had time in the morning, we decided to catch the 'Titanic' exhibit at the natural history museum in Victoria before catching the ferry. We caught the early showing of the IMAX movie, and then walked through the exhibit of preserved Titanic artifacts. Quite interesting. Very crowded though. The ...read more
Another early morning car ferry and we were across the border into Canada. This time we were the last car on the ferry, and thus were parked on a precarious incline at the back of the ferry tilted about 25 degrees towards the ocean. It felt a lot steeper when ...read more
Orcas Island is part of the San Juan Island chain in the northwest part of Washington state. We took a ferry there from Anacortes and got in around around 11am. The ferry trip was cool, as car ferries generally are. There's just something in your mind that screams 'Don ...read more
Got up for another day in Seattle. Took the monorail over to the space needle/park area and went to the Experience Music Project and the Science Fiction museum. Spent all afternoon there. Pretty cool. The 'history of the electric guitar' exhibit was particularly interesting.
Turns out one of the ...read more
Drove into Seattle early the next afternoon. Our rental Pontiac Grand Prix has actually been quite good to us. We returned it a day early We're staying at the Seattle Hilton, the only chain hotel we're staying at the whole trip. We've both been to Seattle before ...read more
Rain, lots of rain.
Walked around the city some more. Saw some more parks, and then started wandering over from the waterfront to the 'Rose Garden'. Portland claims to be the city of Roses. I could have sworn other cities claim that, but I digress. They do have an experimental ...read more
Rolled out of Bandon after oversleeping and having to hurry to get out in time for checkout again. Pretty uneventful trip the coast. The drive is still going pretty well. We must be getting closer to the weekend though because we're seeing more and more RV's on the ...read more
After sleeping in until past checkout time and breakfast (lunch) at Denny's, it was on the road north again. We crossed into Oregon and did the usual ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the scenery. Did the obligatory stopping along the coast at various beeches and forests/cliffs that looked interesting ...read more
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