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David Tabor (sailordave)
09-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Red head and I are at the Wooden Boat Fest in PT WA

We're going to meet up w/ another forumite tom. or Tues but was wondering what the masses recommend for stuff to do between PT and Portland OR.

Oh, and MARGO... hope you got the pic I sent you of the yawl! THere were 2 of them side by side actually!

Dave Gray
09-13-2009, 11:26 AM
The Olympic peninsula has wonderful scenery. The drive down the Hood Canal is beautiful. Go the opposite direction to the Olympic National Park and you won't be sorry. Or you can take the ferry to Victoria.

Below Olympia there are no coastal routes and you are forced inland, mostly along the I-5 corridor, which isn't terribly interesting. However you can take a trip to Mount Saint Helens and look it over.

Mount Rainier is worth exploring as well.

Paul Girouard
09-13-2009, 11:44 AM
Stay off Whidbey it's to crowded all ready. head south not east.

Nuttin to see here, move along now..............

jack grebe
09-13-2009, 12:20 PM
Find Lew:D

BrianW
09-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Sasquatch is always popular.

And no... I'm not referring to Lew. ;)

Lew Barrett
09-13-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm awaiting David's call, and standing by!

Lew Barrett
09-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Things to do in the Seattle area:


1. Take an hour or so in the morning to walk the Public Market. Buy a picnic lunch there (get some smoked salmon at Pure Foods.....get the soft smoke) and enjoy it while......
2. You visit The Center For Wooden Boats (http://www.cwb.org/)
3. Go to the Museum of Flight (http://www.museumofflight.org/) (gotta do that, David!)
4. Take a drive up to Mt. Ranier
5. Take a sunset ride on the lake on Rita

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff76/LewBarrett/propane.jpg



6. Have dinner at Restaurant Zoe, or get a hamburger at The Palace Kitchen.
Lunch at The Tamarind Tree in the I District is also always good.
7. Visit the Museum of Glass (http://www.museumofglass.org/) in Tacoma or Seattle Art Museum (http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/) in Seattle.
8. Shop at Dunato's Second Wave consignment store (http://www.secondwave.cc/) or Hardwick's Hardware Store (http://www.ehardwicks.com/about/press.html#hardwicks) and Fisheries Supply (visit the store) (http://www.fisheriessupply.com/online/)


That ought to keep you busy for a while!

BrianW
09-13-2009, 06:54 PM
#2 and #5 were great for us a couple years back.

Especially #5.

jack grebe
09-13-2009, 07:02 PM
5. Take a sunset ride on the lake on Rita

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff76/LewBarrett/propane.jpg



That is reason enough for the trip:cool:................

Lew Barrett
09-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Aw shucks, guys!

Hosting Brian and his delightful pair of girls was strictly our pleasure.

Looking forward to seeing you all up here at some time or another!

Jim Bow
09-13-2009, 09:20 PM
In Seattle, check out Hardwicks Hardware (4214 Roosevelt Way NE)
Top Pot Doughnuts (dntn on Fifth north of the Westin hotel),
followed by a jaunt down 2nd ave just to read the marquee at the Lusty Lady.

Rigadog
09-13-2009, 09:32 PM
Catch the midnight donkey show. And the bearded lady always draws a crowd.

TimH
09-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Ho rainforest
Hurricaine ridge
lots of cool beaches
Pike street Market
Mt Rainier
Mt Baker
Mt St. Helens
Whidbey
San Juans (big thumbs up)

Michael s/v Sannyasin
09-14-2009, 01:01 PM
Bainbridge Island is a nice little town, and there is a ferry there to Seattle.

ron ll
09-14-2009, 01:38 PM
"Between PT and Portland" kind of implies you will stay on the West side of Puget Sound. Some of the above suggestions are on the East side of the Sound, you know, like Seattle. So it kind of depends on what types of things you want to see. But taking the ferry to Seattle from Bainbridge Island at Winslow might give you some of the best of both.

David Tabor (sailordave)
09-20-2009, 02:48 PM
We got home LATE last night (actually this AM) after a thoroughly delightful trip to WA and OR. Pics will follow when I get caught up on house stuff and in between work shifts.



Things to do in the Seattle area:


1. Take an hour or so in the morning to walk the Public Market. Buy a picnic lunch there (get some smoked salmon at Pure Foods.....get the soft smoke) and enjoy it while......
2. You visit The Center For Wooden Boats (http://www.cwb.org/)
3. Go to the Museum of Flight (http://www.museumofflight.org/) (gotta do that, David!)
4. Take a drive up to Mt. Ranier
5. Take a sunset ride on the lake on Rita

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff76/LewBarrett/propane.jpg



6. Have dinner at Restaurant Zoe, or get a hamburger at The Palace Kitchen.
Lunch at The Tamarind Tree in the I District is also always good.
7. Visit the Museum of Glass (http://www.museumofglass.org/) in Tacoma or Seattle Art Museum (http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/) in Seattle.
8. Shop at Dunato's Second Wave consignment store (http://www.secondwave.cc/) or Hardwick's Hardware Store (http://www.ehardwicks.com/about/press.html#hardwicks) and Fisheries Supply (visit the store) (http://www.fisheriessupply.com/online/)


That ought to keep you busy for a while!


Did #'s 1,2, (3 back in '89, but we did stop by and look at the outside exhibits for a few minutes) #4, as well as Mt. Saint Helens.


#5 was a MOST wonderful evening; Thank you LEW! :):cool: RITA is one beautiful, seakindly boat. More than once this week I have commented that I could POSSIBLY go over to the dark side.

Didn't do the rest of the list, but we did see Cannon Beach, OR and Tillamook, NOT for the cheddar cheese, but to see the Tillamook Air Museum!:cool:

Went to PT for the Boat show, Crescent Lake in the Olympia N.P.; didn't have time to do the rain forest.

Did see a 65' Trumpy at the boat show which is a rarity on the west coast, being an Annapolis built boat and all... Plus TWO Concordia's.
Weather was PERFECT. Only rained twice and we were doing long distance driving both times so we didn't care.

bobbys
09-20-2009, 03:13 PM
We got home LATE last night (actually this AM) after a thoroughly delightful trip to WA and OR. Pics will follow when I get caught up on house stuff and in between work shifts.





Did #'s 1,2, (3 back in '89, but we did stop by and look at the outside exhibits for a few minutes) #4, as well as Mt. Saint Helens.


#5 was a MOST wonderful evening; Thank you LEW! :):cool: RITA is one beautiful, seakindly boat. More than once this week I have commented that I could POSSIBLY go over to the dark side.

Didn't do the rest of the list, but we did see Cannon Beach, OR and Tillamook, NOT for the cheddar cheese, but to see the Tillamook Air Museum!:cool:

Went to PT for the Boat show, Crescent Lake in the Olympia N.P.; didn't have time to do the rain forest.

Did see a 65' Trumpy at the boat show which is a rarity on the west coast, being an Annapolis built boat and all... Plus TWO Concordia's.
Weather was PERFECT. Only rained twice and we were doing long distance driving both times so we didn't care..

We launch our dory off Haystack rock in Cannon Beach, Missed this thread hoped you got to drive on the beach at Gearhart.

Lew Barrett
09-20-2009, 06:33 PM
A pleasure to have you and Carol on board, my friend. Anytime!

George Jung
09-20-2009, 08:06 PM
Ah, number 5. I aspire to number 5! (ya gotta have your dreams...)

Sounds like a great trip. I'm writing down the 'to do's' in hopes I get up that way myself.

Lew Barrett
09-21-2009, 10:57 AM
George, your carriage awaits without! Giving visiting forumites a ride on the old girl is one of my great pleasures. It truly is!

What I keep inviting good friends to do is to meet us up north for a weekend while we are on an extended cruise. Breaks the monotony and really gives you something to talk about to the folks back home! Few people ever take us up on that, though. It's quite a bit more effort.

George Jung
09-21-2009, 12:57 PM
A great deal of the enjoyment of any trip is the planning and anticipation - even

if it's never followed through on! I keep thinking I'm going to make it up for the boat show, but..... you know how that one goes.