During the course of my three days in Seattle, I stayed in three different hotels. These accommodation changes were based on my jam-packed itinerary and things I needed to experience in relation to the hotels. TRAVELODGE PORT OF TACOMA: My first night was to be spent in Tacoma after my visit to the tiki bars … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 6: When Bad Hotels Happen…
There were several "little things" I encountered in the Seattle area. Instead of writing about each individually, I thought I'd cover them all here in one post. SMALL FRYES: As I was finishing up my tour of "Twin Peaks" filming locations, I was in the tiny town of Fall City at the Roadhouse. After I … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 5: Small Fryes, Giant Shoes and Movies in 4D!
On my 2nd night in the Seattle area, I elected to stay in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Once a city unto itself before being absorbed into Seattle, Fremont is a wonderfully quirky area of town with the motto “De Libertas Quirkas”–which means “Freedom to be Peculiar.” It also often refers to itself as the … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 4: Wonderful, Wacky Fremont
One of my all-time favorite TV shows is "Twin Peaks". Since I was in Washington and some of the actual locations used in the making of the TV series are so near to the Seattle area, I thought I'd get my "geek" on and check them out. My first stop was breakfast at the Double … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 3: My Visit to “Twin Peaks”
Once I had landed and gotten my rental car, I made a beeline for the northern suburbs of Seattle and a chance to see my sister, Sara, and her family. It had been more than two years since I had last seen them. The last time had been not long after Sara and her husband, … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 2: A Visit With My Sister
The awards are over and, amazingly, for acting, director and Best Picture, I guessed correctly. Zowie! But the amazing thing about the Oscars this year---when I went out of my way to see every Best Picture nominee and most of the acting nominees---was that I did NOT get to see the show. Try as I … Continue reading Post-Oscar Wrap Up!
This past Tuesday, I caught an early flight to Seattle. I was ultimately going to visit my family on Whidbey Island, but I'd be spending the first few days in Seattle on my own. I have a huge fear of flying, but this trip would have more than turbulence to set my anxiety off. Oh … Continue reading Washington 2018 Part 1: Help! There’s a Crazy Man on the Flight