Friday, September 3, 2010

The Great North West: Day 1

Wednesday night we flew out of San Fran for our first real vacation (meaning not a trip primarily for visiting family members which is also a good thing, but not really vacation). Our very good friend M is getting married this weekend in Portland and when we were invited a few months ago we decided to expand the weekend into a week long vacation. Chris was born near Seattle so we decided we would fly in and out of Seattle, drive to Portland and spend a few days, then drive back to Seattle and spend a few days. I have always thought I would love the North West, and luckily, I was totally right! This has been an incredible trip so far. Below, a few highlights.
Chris on the SFO light rail car, ready for vacation!

The light rail system in Seattle, special underground tunnels for light rail AND buses, amazing!

Heading up to Johnston Observatory to view Mt. Saint Helens Volcano. Fascinating, awe inspiring, unbelievable!

The 19-mile house for dinner, burgers, fresh cobbler, and a porch with a river view. Who could ask for more?

And finally, a well deserved plop on the bed at our awesome hotel room in Portland. Great well designed room, football, and some happy hour (10pm!?) snacks, and then bedtime.

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