5 days in Seattle, WA
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So I arrived in Seattle the afternoon of 5/27/09. After picking up my rental car, I headed to Wallingford where I had made plans to stay with one of my travel hosts. This was an interesting community home. The host had three house mates, 2 ducks, 2 laying hens and 3 chickens. My travel partner and I slept in the basement room with the chickens! The next day, I took a bus to downtown Seattle. I walked over to Pier 55 to catch Agrosy Cruise to visit Tillicum Village on Blake Island. This is a cute, little Indian village where they served a scrumptuous salmon dinner and a live performance. The next day my travel partner and browsed around Pioneer Historic District then we had lunch at the Space Needle .
This host couple from Bellingham were the most gracious hosts. They had a beautiful, huge home on a very large property and were having a picnic. They made me feel right at home and it was as if I have known them all my life. I stayed in their lovely guest room. There was another couple visiting them as well who stayed in another guest room. In the morning they prepared us breakfast and we sat on the patio ate breakfast and visited. After breakfast we went for a walk on the trail behind their home that led to a nearby lake. I then said my goodbye and headed towards the Canadian border.
I really was not plannig a trip to Seattle nor Vancouver but I met this woman who was looking for a travel partner to visit these areas to celebrate one of those big birthdays! Since I had a lot of vacation time on my hands and I have never visited these areas, I thought why not. So after doing some research of both cities, I began to get excited about making the trip. The problem is to decide how much time to allocate to the trip and how much time to spend in each city. So then the decision was made to spend five days in each city. The first leg of the trip will be spent with my new travel partner and the 2nd leg will be spent alone.
This was a good thing since I did not know how well we'd get along. As the days got closer to the departure date, I realized that my travel partner just wanted someone to share the hotel expenses with but pretty much wanted to sightsee on her own. This was not quite what my expectations of a travel partner would be but then I had already booked the non-refundable airfare, requested vacation time off from work and my mind was set on vacation mode. Oh well, I am an independent person so I will work with it and I have made up my mind that I am going to have a great visit no matter what. So I decided to put together a temporary itinerary of the cities.