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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 am

What do you guys recommend doing? I'll have about a week to explore the area, and will have a rental car.

Friends have recommended Mt. Rainier and Cape Disappointment.

Of course beers with @haleyann are on the list of things to do :dock:

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 am
What do you guys recommend doing? I'll have about a week to explore the area, and will have a rental car.

Friends have recommended Mt. Rainier and Cape Disappointment.

Of course beers with @haleyann are on the list of things to do :dock:
Those are pretty far apart... where do you plan on staying?

Also remind me of your dates

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:53 pm

I have been told several things to do for my trip to the area at the end of June. This includes the market in Seattle, the EMP, Japanese gardens in both Seattle and Portland, Voodoo Doughnuts, and multiple waterfalls in both Washington and Oregon.

These are just a few things not including visiting the coast side and all the delicious places to eat at.

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:16 pm

haleyann wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 am
What do you guys recommend doing? I'll have about a week to explore the area, and will have a rental car.

Friends have recommended Mt. Rainier and Cape Disappointment.

Of course beers with @haleyann are on the list of things to do :dock:
Those are pretty far apart... where do you plan on staying?

Also remind me of your dates
8/5 to 8/13
Just trying to get a list of fun stuff right now and then plot it all out and create a trip :fuckyeah:

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:17 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:53 pm
I have been told several things to do for my trip to the area at the end of June. This includes the market in Seattle, the EMP, Japanese gardens in both Seattle and Portland, Voodoo Doughnuts, and multiple waterfalls in both Washington and Oregon.

These are just a few things not including visiting the coast side and all the delicious places to eat at.
I have heard of voodoo doughnuts. I love doughnuts so I'll add that to the list!

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Whale watching in Puget Sound. Drive the Cascade Loop. Tour the Boing factory. Do the underground Seattle tour. The Seattle Aquarium is 5/7.
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
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Whale watching in Puget Sound. Drive the Cascade Loop. Tour the Boing factory. Do the underground Seattle tour. The Seattle Aquarium is 5/7.
What's in the :boner: factory?

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Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
Nope, the Boing factory.

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Bender wrote:
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Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
Nope, the Boing factory.

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Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
Nope, the Boing factory.

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Took my nephew you to Skyzone a few weeks ago. Was awesome.
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Johnny_P wrote:
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wap wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Whale watching in Puget Sound. Drive the Cascade Loop. Tour the Boing factory. Do the underground Seattle tour. The Seattle Aquarium is 5/7.
What's in the :boner: factory?
:lol:
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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troyguitar wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Bender wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
Nope, the Boing factory.

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:lolol:
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Bender wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm
troyguitar wrote:
Nope, the Boing factory.

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Took my nephew you to Skyzone a few weeks ago. Was awesome.
You're my uncle?

Can I get a small loan of $50000?

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Whoa you can get tours if the Boeing factory?
You used to :iono:
We toured it in 2000, IIRC. Watched 757's being assembled. The size and scope of building something of that size is :mindblown:

T'was pre- 9/11 :doe: so :notsure: if you can still tour it. Worth looking into :doe:
There's also a 5/7 flight museum near there, too.
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troyguitar wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:10 pm
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Took my nephew you to Skyzone a few weeks ago. Was awesome.
You're my uncle?

Can I get a small loan of $50000?
:lolgasm:

:mindblown: :bender: and :mahtroy: are related???
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Drive the Olympic Peninsula. Stay here. https://www.nationalparkreservations.co ... fgodsD8NaA.

Mount Rainer is a MUST. Consider overnighting. http://mtrainierguestservices.com/accom ... adise-inn/
Take a fast ferry to Victoria. http://www.clippervacations.com/seattle-victoria-ferry/
Eat at the Wild Ginger. http://www.wildginger.net/
Take the Washington State Ferry system to the San Juan Islands. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/
Drop the Hammer at Tides Tavern. https://www.tidestavern.com/
Seattle Underground tour is key.
Eat Oysters. http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best- ... rs-seattle
Space Needle is fun right next door is Chihuly Garden and Glass. https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/v ... your-visit

If you have specific wants PM me.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:33 pm

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Drive the Olympic Peninsula. Stay here. https://www.nationalparkreservations.co ... fgodsD8NaA.

Mount Rainer is a MUST. Consider overnighting. http://mtrainierguestservices.com/accom ... adise-inn/
Take a fast ferry to Victoria. http://www.clippervacations.com/seattle-victoria-ferry/
Eat at the Wild Ginger. http://www.wildginger.net/
Take the Washington State Ferry system to the San Juan Islands. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/
Drop the Hammer at Tides Tavern. https://www.tidestavern.com/
Seattle Underground tour is key.
Eat Oysters. http://www.seattlemag.com/article/best- ... rs-seattle
Space Needle is fun right next door is Chihuly Garden and Glass. https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/v ... your-visit

If you have specific wants PM me.
Can personally vouch for the bolded, and I'm sure the others are 5/7 as well.

Also, another plug for the Cascade Loop: http://cascadeloop.com/
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:55 pm

Awesome info so far!!!

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:59 pm

So Amir and I are going to be in Seattle on August 8th for the Metallica concert, let's all :dock:

I know the Portland area so much better than Seattle so I would recommend...
- Multnomah Falls - it's a tourist must, but then after you stop there drive up to Cascade Locks and cross over to Washington on the Bridge of the Gods, head back towards Portland on Hwy 14 and stop at Beacon Rock. I think you have to pay $5 to park there, but you walk a mile up this gigantic rock right on the river and it's the most amazing 360 degree view.
- Powell's bookstore - the city of books. You will get lost.
- Doug fir lounge - my favorite place to see bands I've never heard of. They have shows almost every night
- car shows! Wednesday evenings at the Portland international raceway is a huge show with classic cars, drag racing, live music. Saturday mornings is cars and coffee at the world of speed museum. And Sunday nights is the red door meet, which is the most eclectic collection of cars... ricers, low riders, custom one of a kind stuff, lifted trucks... you name it.
- strip clubs - casa diablo is a vegan club, dancin bare is a dive, club rouge is kinda fancy, Mary's is the oldest club in Portland and fucking sketch but awesome, and acropolis has the best $6 steaks you can find.
- other night life - let me know what you're into and I can give you some recommendations
- beer - if you're going to be in Portland on the 7th or 9th let me know, I want to take amir on one of those brewcycle tours but need a group to do it
- Fort Vancouver - one of the most underrated places in the Portland area, especially if you're into history. It's a park with buildings ranging from the fur trading days to WWII. It's beautiful and a lovely place to walk around, you can also tour the Marshall House (built for George C Marshall of the Marshall Plan fame) and you can eat at the Grant House (built for Ulysses S Grant).
- kayaking - August is such a great time for kayaking, and I know a couple places that rent kayaks for good prices. One is on Lake River in Ridgefield, the river is a pretty easy one and goes through a wildlife refuge so it's pretty cool to keep an eye out for critters. They also give 5/7 lessons if you haven't kayaked before.
- other outdoorsy stuff - moulton falls is gorgeous and not well known to tourists. Mt. St. Helens is totally awesome and worth exploring, if you want to do the ape caves (you should) I can lend you some flashlights. Timberline lodge on Mt Hood is awesome, plenty of summer hiking in the area. If you're willing to drive a bit and stay in bend (another awesome city), the deschutes has some of the best white water rafting.
- museums - OMSI science museum is always a good time, Portland art museum, out in McMinnville is an aviation museum where they have the spruce goose.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:13 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:59 pm
So Amir and I are going to be in Seattle on August 8th for the Metallica concert, let's all :dock:

I know the Portland area so much better than Seattle so I would recommend...
- Multnomah Falls - it's a tourist must, but then after you stop there drive up to Cascade Locks and cross over to Washington on the Bridge of the Gods, head back towards Portland on Hwy 14 and stop at Beacon Rock. I think you have to pay $5 to park there, but you walk a mile up this gigantic rock right on the river and it's the most amazing 360 degree view.
- Powell's bookstore - the city of books. You will get lost.

I promise I will make this an epic post but I don't have the time at the moment so I will come back to it.
Whoa those falls look awesome! So does Beacon Rock!

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:40 am

Alright it's been decided. We're gonna do couve cycle that week. http://couvecycle.com/

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Johnny, I wish we had our STi's. We could be gays together in the PNW with the state's official car :lolol:
I like rumbles, vape juice and mudflaps :gay:

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Johnny, I wish we had our STi's. We could be gays together in the PNW with the state's official car :lolol:
I don't have mud flaps doe :sad:

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Alright it's been decided. We're gonna do couve cycle that week. http://couvecycle.com/
Oh God, they have those in Philly. :rolleyes: :nope:

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