Highlight: The Pacific Northwest Calls

God I love spontaneity.

Somewhere along the way I met a kindred spirit in the form of a young woman, looking to explore more new territories by my side. We decided to high-tail it out of California and make our way to Portland and Seattle.

We drove out of Grass Valley and made our way north.

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Stopped to see the volcanic grandeur of Mt. Shasta.

After a few other stops we made it to Portland in time to experience some nightlife.  After all it was Friday night.   IMG_2984

Somehow we ended up at a burlesque club where the women were not just beautiful, but put on a show that was entrancing.  There skills went beyond nude dancing – it was seriously theatrical!  (All I can offer is this picture above tho 😉

Afterwards, we found out that Portland is the land of food carts – and they are awesome.

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That night, to conserve money for travel, we slept in my car, which handles two very nicely.

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The next day much coffee was drank, and between bouts of rainstorms, we managed to actually check out some of the sites the city had to offer.

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Although the rain didn’t make it a very good day for shooting.

Later on, we wound up meeting up with some other couchsurfers and having a great night.  One in particular looked just like a friend from home.  Shout out to Paul Martin if you’re reading this!

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IMG_2957Saw a pirate named Captain Shadow jamming ballads of a life of plunder and pillage.

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More street food?  I think so.

After Portland, we headed up to Seattle to stretch out a bit.

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Hit the Public Market for a walking brunch.IMGP6855

Found our way to the original Starbucks (it’s the only Starbucks in America with the original logo.)

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Then went to Seattle Center to scope out some more architecture.  Seattle Center is the location of the 1916 World’s Fair, and home of some world famous architecture.

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The monorail in flight.

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Pacific Science Center.

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A trip to Seattle would not be complete without a picture of the Space Needle.

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Seattle has been great.  More to come soon…

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