Friday, August 28, 2009

Seattle Vacation

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It was a great vacation, even if I didn't get to go. When Gina and I were visiting my sister Jeannie over the fourth of July, the two of them hatched a diabolical plot. They planned to meet in Seattle for a weeks vacation. Gina has a sister that lives in Seattle and one that lives in Portland. They all got together and had a great time. I was very jealous. I told Gina that since I couldn't go she needed to take lots of pictures. She came home with lots of great photos.

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They really packed a lot of activity into the time they had. In Seattle they went to Pikes Place Market,

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The Aquarium,

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And to a Seattle Mariners baseball game.

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One day they spent near Ocean Shores, which is a six mile long peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Grays Harbor.

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On another day they spent about 8 hours driving around the base of Mount Rainer.

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The Seattle, Washington area sure has lots of beautiful scenery, and so many things to do. While you are there you are required by state law to drink large amounts of coffee. Because of this law there are Starbucks everywhere. Gina even found one location where there is a Starbucks right across the street from another Starbucks. Gina didn't want to run afoul of the law so she made sure to get her iced coffee.

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Gina had a great time, and I'm glad she had a good vacation. As she was leaving Seattle she got a great shot of Mount Rainier From the plane.

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I'm sure glad to have her back home!


  1. Godd for her. She had a great vacation and I bet she returned home with renewed vigor.

  2. That's a marvelous post. I love the hotel sign! Never heard of a fish called troll. Beautiful views. God bless.

  3. Beautiful post Richie...thank you for sharing Gina's holidays with us through those lovely pictures. I live in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle happens to be my favorite city in the world...lots to see and more to do...Love your sense of humor ABOUT Starbucks...almost right on this one...State

  4. OMG, these pictures are fabulous! Makes me want to pack my bags and head up there myself...

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  5. Hi thanks for dropping by my place and taking the time to comment.

    What great photos and the scenery is just breathtaking! It's unlikely that I will ever get to visit these places so it's great to see it. :)

  6. I can understand why you were jealous. I always find it hard to stay home while other people visit fabulous places (and me having one of the best jobs around...).
    The hotel sign is brilliant though. It sure catches your eye!

  7. Great pictues and I am envious also. Oregon and Washington are on my to do list. Beautiful scenery, mountains and sea.
    Gotta love that motel sign.

  8. Hello, normally i just drop by and rad a post or two and go surfing sme more. This time i went through your archives. Thanks for sharing with us about your life over there which is of course very different from ours over here and your family, life and of cos the pics

  9. Wonderful shots! We must have just missed each other out there. Isn't it great to have relatives in beautiful places to visit??