Loving the Pacific Northwest

Our miles for our time in the Pacific Northwest area didn’t add up to much. Instead, we attended a family wedding and spent countless hours catching up with many old (and new) friends. We’ve all grown quite fond of the area, especially my boys. For the first time in over a month they were been able to hangout with friends their own age. (My poor kids have been stuck with dear-ole’ mom 24/7 for a long time!)  

Even though we are a motley crew of motorcycle riders, we can still brush off the dust, pick the bugs out of our teeth, and don our Sunday best.

Even though we are a motley crew of motorcycle riders, we can still brush off the dust, pick the bugs out of our teeth, and don our Sunday best.

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Because we were off the bike for a while, we had plenty of opportunity to explore the Seattle/Portland area. Downtown Portland and the Farmer’s Market area are really awesome. At the market, the fruits and vegetables are super-sized and they taste as good as they look.

There were varieties of fruits and vegetables I’ve never even heard of.

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I met this girl at the farmer’s market and realized she is an adventurous, kindred spirit. She is planning on doing a cross country trip next summer in some sort of vehicle, and at this point she doesn’t know for sure what it will be. Her mother has a motorcycle that is trying to convince her to let her use. From her enthusiasm and excitement, I have no doubt she will be get her way.

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The people watching opportunities here are as abundant as they are in Las Vegas, and almost as entertaining.

We had an excellent tour guide in Seattle who took us to some of the cities best parks and coffee shops. What more can you ask for?

In Seattle, you can enjoy and explore the city in just about any mode of transportation you can imagine.

I love how Mt. Rainier is keeping watch in the background.

Apparently sand sculptures aren’t just for beaches. In Seattle thy build them under overpasses.

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This guy lives by my brother-in-law’s house.  Every day I went by, he and I would have a staring contest. On this day, I won.

I wasn’t joking when I said we were able to spend time with family.  I am truly blessed to be a part of such a big and wonderful family. The wedding weekend went by too quickly, but the fun and laughter are still with me.

The time spent there gave us the opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends.  (And some adorable little ones too!)

Life is good when someone makes you a cake that looks like your favorite donut!

This group of kids met each other once when they were three and four, and again now. I think they are making up for lost time.

The hills and views in that area are never boring and will forever be burned in my both memory.

Categories: Adventure Travel

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