Only one weekend to run around and tour the area!
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I was staying in Lacey, WA for two weeks on business all by my lonesome. So that means I would be at work all day during the week, and really have no time and nothing to do afterwards before I had to wake up early for another weekday...bah. So finally, my one and only weekend I was going to have while in Washington came and I shot up to Seattle, then Vancouver. I managed to squeeze in Mt. Rainier (by far my favorite part of the whole trip) one day after work!
Seattle made a good impression on me. It's a unique and beautiful city that full of activities, shops, joggers, cyclists, and boaters. I went into the whole weekend ordeal with no reservations of any kind.
Unfortunately, after getting aquainted with Seattle on the tour bus, it was getting late, and I had to keep on cruisin' up to Vancouver. I drove a little while before getting a hotel in Bellingham, WA. I woke up the next morning and headed out to Canada. After getting lost over and over again in Vancouver, I found a parking garage and decided I would do again what I did in Seattle.
Before it got too late I got my car and drove to North Vancouver to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This was my favorite part of Vancouver.
Lastly, before I had to come back to the East Coast, I got to go up to Mt. Rainier National Park. Absolutely beautiful! Being in the gorgeous mountains and evergreen forests was by far my favorite thing about getting to visit the Pacific Northwest. Breathtaking scenery like I have not seen before. My favorite part was when it was getting to be dusk, I saw some bears down in a valley eating, and I just got to sit there and watch them all alone from the hill. It was so peaceful and quiet, I loved it!
So, I tried to make the best out of a boring business trip. I really did enjoy being there, except for the traffic!