PAX Prime 2015

August 25 – 31, 2015 – After work on August 25th we headed to the airport and flew out to Seattle.  This wasn’t our first PAX, but it was our first Prime.  Trip highlights: Prime is spread out – REALLY spread out.  Wear you’re walking shoes, but really, it’s not too much walking, just a…

Vancouver, BC

June 16, 2013 – Vancouver isn’t that far from Seattle.  Unless the I-5 bridge happened to collapse, and you need to detour through a small town with multiple stop lights that was definitely not designed to handle interstate traffic.  Fortunately for us, traffic heading towards Canada (while heavy) wasn’t nearly as densely packed as the…

Tillamook and Oceanside, OR

June 15, 2013 – This morning we meant to get up early, but jet lag and a long week led to a more leisurely breakfast. Fortunately this gave the fog time to clear and we were soon on our way out of Portland and headed to Tillamook. Tillamook is home to Tillamook Cheese, a collective…

Mount Rainier National Park

June 10, 2012 – Sunday morning we checked out of our hotel and went in search of breakfast. We found a couple good-looking places in the middle of Seattle, where there is no parking. So, we kept driving and eventually came upon Wild Wheat Bakery Cafe. It was a little crowded, but it was midmorning on a…

Lighthouse and a Wedding

June 8, 2012 – Friday night we headed towards Boston-Logan to hop a direct flight to Seattle, WA. The bad news is traffic was a bit heavy, but it was a Friday night and I think the Red Sox were in town. The other bad news is parking at Logan is ridiculously expensive, but nothing…

Pacific Northwest: Olympic National Park and Seattle

May 31, 2009 – Despite our initial dislike of our hotel, it did have a location convenient to Olympic National Park. On Sunday morning we woke up, packed up the car, and realized that we had a great view of the harbor.  Several large ocean going ships were in harbor that morning; we admired them…

Pacific Northwest: Aberdeen and Olympic National Park

May 30, 2009 – After leaving Cape Disappointment State Park, we continued on our trek up the coast.  We stopped at a great seafood place in Aberdeen, WA (home of Kurt Cobain) where we had a great blue heron model for us.  After dinner, we continued driving through logging areas – it was a bit…