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On our October trip to the Pacific Northwest, Austin and I will meander a lot.
We arrive early Tuesday morning. We'll first drive from SEATAC to Vancouver, checking out the city and staying at the Blue Horizon Hotel
The next morning, we'll hop back into our rent car and ferry across the Sound to Victoria, then take another ferry back to Washington, where we'll drive to Astoria. We kind of decided on Astoria because 1) it's in a good location to be a good break from the ferrying and driving, and 2) it's actually where Goonies
was filmed! Yay! (I guess one might say that it's "Good Enough"!) The lighthouse and the cliffs! And Chester Copperpot! We'll be at the Hotel Elliott
while we're there.
After we leave Astoria, we'll drive down the Washington and Oregon coasts, stopping for whatever fancies us, then we'll make our way east to Portland, where I get to meet my long-standing and oddly close friend Andy
. We'll stay at the
Moore Hotel Kennedy School
-- which is a hotel
built in an old school, with a movie theater in the old auditorium, chalkboards in the rooms, and a thoroughly, squigglily happy vibe -- and then take a day trip to hike up Multnomah Falls and/or visit a couple of wineries.
After that, we'll drive back to Seattle for the evening (University Tower Hotel
for the night), and we'll leave SEATAC at about 11:55 PM. Whoa.
Any recommendations for things to slot into our itenerary? I want to make a pilgrimage to a Trader Joe's at some point (and will bring an extra suitcase to do so). Help us, internets!