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North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Bell Town April 25th 2014

Op 28 april komen we aan in Seattle, we slapen een paar nachten in King's Inn (downtown), verkennen de stad, doen alvast wat boodschappen en maken ons verder klaar voor de reis. Op 1 mei nemen we de bus of de trein naar Everett waar Cruise America z'n depot heeft. s'Middags rijden we naar een RV-camp in Mount Vernon, handig gelegen tegenover een Wallmart, waar we van alles zullen inslaan. De rest van de avond verkennen we de camper, bekijken de route en het weer van de volgende dag en richten ons huisje voor de komende weken in. Op 2 mei begint het dus echt, we willen die dag een flink eind rijden omdat die 20 dagen die we voor de reis hebben uitgetrokken misschien wat krap zijn. Als iets misschien minder interessant is dan moet ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 17th 2014

Day 7 – Stand back, I’m going to try Science! Once more, Tony sacrificed himself on the altar of work while Michelle and Anne explored Seattle. They started out with every intention of getting to the Pacific Science Center at 10. First stop was another breakfast of pastries, this time with Tony. Then they set off for the monorail to take them to The Seattle Center. On the way Anne and Michelle discovered Marbles, a toy store full of science and thinking games, toys, books, music and gadgets. Every item in the store had a working example out to play with and try. Much time was spent in the store. Anne resisted mightily and didn’t buy anything, yet. There’s always tomorrow. They finally made it to the monorail, Michelle sat up front and got to honk ... read more
Squashed Dino
A replica of the Enigma Machine used by the Germans in WWII

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 16th 2014

Day 6 – Doin’ Nothin’ The gray and rainy morning drove Michelle and Anne’s desire to stay in and relax for a day. After Tony went off to the office, Anne and Michelle ventured across the street to get some oatmeal and pastries. The oatmeal was good but the still warm croissants were the best part. Michelle had been thinking about how to build a carousel in Minecraft since she saw the one in Central Park. She spent the morning working on it. They went to meet Tony and some coworkers for lunch at Portage Bay near the offices. Portage Bay serves breakfast all-day and has some fabulous food but the best part is the topping bar for the pancakes, waffles and French toast. It has a huge mound of whipped cream, bowls full of berries ... read more
Pretty Nails
Dance, Baby, Dance!

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 15th 2014

Day 5 – Michelle’s sense of direction is better than Anne’s Tony left for work and Michelle and Anne had to find something to do. They finally settled on a movie and the Zoo. Finding the theater was eventful. Just remember, in cities, what you are looking for is often above you. Michelle made many suggestions about where to turn and was always right. After the movie (Rio 2) and a quick lunch at Subway, Michelle and Anne headed out to the Woodland Park Zoo a short bus ride north of Downtown Seattle. Michelle wanted to feed the birds in the aviary and see the snow that was brought in for the grizzly bears’ 20th birthday. Most of the animals were eating and settling in for the night. We saw he river otters in their den, ... read more
Bird on a Stick
Da Bear is Cool
Pie, Chicken Pot

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 14th 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014 truly was a day of days! When Heidi Herder plans an all day event, she makes sure that it is full. When I say full, I mean supine on the couch after too much turkey on Thanksgiving full. It was a day that began with a Washington marine layer reminiscent of a July day, minus 15 degrees or so. Nevertheless, it was obvious that it would clear to be a brilliant and sunny Seattle afternoon! First stop, the Museum of History and Industry, or MOHAI. For me, it was like thumbing through a Washington State history book. Incredibly detailed and well laid out, the museum captures every major era in Seattle history and allows the visitor to waltz through local history enthralled with the collection presented to them. Our kids browsed until ... read more
Glass Boats
Moose Nose

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle April 2nd 2014

Howdy all, So first blog of the new year. As always I have been a bum! Not really accomplishing much as I have felt quite lazy as of late! I have however been acquiring more camera gear in an effort to not only empty my wallet, but break my back too. Went on a few outings here in Seattle....namely a Seahawks rally and the ever important St. Patrick's Day crawl. The latter of which left me a wonky,bruised,whiny mess! After catching the parade on Saturday and a few well deserved Guinness beers, on my way home I tripped on a curb.....HARD!!!!! I had my camera pack on and rather than fall on that, I spun to take it on my left shoulder saving a few grand worth of gear,but in return separating my AC joint! After ... read more
St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick's Day!

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » U-District February 20th 2014

California's tech cred is unmatched. The Golden State is home to many of the world's digital giants, such as Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), and its startup ecosystem is the envy of entrepreneurs around the globe. Yet, among the 50 states and District of Columbia, it's not the most innovative. Bloomberg Rankings recently analyzed each state on several levels, including: the concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers; research-and-development spending; the percentage of public tech companies; and patent approvals. Based on those and other factors, we came up with a list ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Bell Town February 19th 2014

Yes, it can be cold, snowy, and rainy in Seattle in February. It might also be sunny and clear. Flip a coin, since either one is possible. But rarely does it force the fine folks in Seattle from going out and about their fabulous city. First, drink a hot toddy, the hit a Russian spa. If that fails to warm you up, try a skating rink. Some ski resorts have been known to open as early as July! Long underwear is always in my suitcase, though locals rarely even carry an umbrella or raincoat. I have been in Seattle numerous times, during my working career, where it has snowed to the point of paralyzing the city. The downtown area is quite hilly, rendering cars without snow chains or snow tires relatively similar to bumper cars at ... read more
Famous Top Pot, the donut choice of Microsoft millionaires

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle February 1st 2014

Well our first day of our trip to Chicago has been quite an adventure. We were up EARLY this morning (5;00 A.M.), went down for the complimentary breakfast and then got the 6 o'clock shuttle to the airport. We breezed through the security point very quickly and made our way to the departure gate. Our flight to Chicago left pretty much on time. It was a beautiful sunny morning as we were taking off so I was able to catch a couple of interesting pictures from the plane. We decided to have lunch at the airport since there were lots of choices of places to eat!! While having lunch we reminisced about how we would drive out here to watch the planes take off and land as our major source of entertainment!! Had no money to ... read more
2014.02.02-2  Leaving Seattle
2014.02.02-5 Flying over the clouds out of Seattle
2014.02.02-8  Flying over the Cascade mountains

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle December 29th 2013 I realize I've been home for a couple weeks now and not done my last blog! I could give a story of "busy with holiday stuff etc etc.....but I'd be lying! I simply returned with travelers remorse and a healthy dose of laziness. So I'll try and recall the last week or so in Managua and post pictures and at the end give some insight to a conundrum I currently have about my next trip. This may prove to be long-winded so grab a beer or your favorite poison! First whilst staying near TicaBus I realized my hotel was crapppppppy! And for 300 cord a night I could do better. So walking a whopping 50 meters the opposite direction I found a much cleaner and (in the end) much friendlier option. Not to say the ... read more
New Hotel.
National museum
National Palace and Museum

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