Vancouver was left behind after one more yummy breakfast at Bâtard Boulangerie. The drive down to Seattle was uneventful. Before returning the car downtown, a quick stop was made in Fremont to see some of the statues the area is known for, such as the giant troll under the bridge and a statue of Stalin … Continue reading One Last Cup of Chowder, Please
Portland, the craft beer capital of the US and possibly the whole world. What a place for microbrew fans! The car was dumped at the Park Lane Suites and Inn as the travellers headed out on foot towards the trendy Pearl District and Deschutes brewery for the first taste of Portland beer flights served up … Continue reading They Don’t Call Portland Beervana by Accident
The only logical choice for breakfast in Twin Peaks country was cherry pie and coffee (not very damn fine though) at Twede's Café, which served as The Double R Diner in the series. Then it was time to head southwest on the road towards Oregon. The weather was rainy which just made the winding roads … Continue reading Exploring Oregon
With a Nissan Rogue picked up in downtown Seattle, it was time to head out on the road. First stop: the Kurt Cobain memorial bench in Viretta Park in the midst of a quiet residential area that's hard to imagine as having anything to do with grunge. Then on to Renton to visit a more … Continue reading Welcome to Twin Peaks
Jetlag with a ten hour time difference = waking up without an alarm at six am after only three hours of sleep. That just meant a whole long day of exploring Seattle, beginning with coffee and a hefty breakfast of biscuits, grits, eggs, and gravy at Biscuit Bitch. It happened to be Memorial Day and the … Continue reading Seafood, Brews, and an Underground Adventure in the Emerald City
Although The Epic Journey covered many parts of the US, a lot still remains to be seen. One such area is the Pacific Northwest, that upper left corner of the States known for coffee, grunge, and nowadays copious amounts of craft beer, but also renowned for its majestic mountains and beautiful coastal areas. Sounds like … Continue reading Northwest Pacific, Here We Come!