It’s time to start talking about Seattle.
In August, I had the chance to take a trip to Seattle, mainly for geocaching. It was also a chance to see other parts of the area, take a road trip to Portland, and catch a baseball game.
All in all, a pretty solid trip.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to sprinkle some posts about the trip on the blog. There will definitely be some geocaching posts, but there will also be some posts about other things I had the chance to do.
There was so much more on the trip though. From seeing a different part of the country for the first time to walking through a 2.5-mile tunnel to good food to going up the space needle, it was a really cool visit. I’d like to visit there again one day if the opportunity came about.
Before getting into a few of the individual posts about specific things, allow me to give some of the overall “statistics:”
- Three new states grabbing a geocache (Colorado, Oregon, Washington)
- 73 geocaches found (includes five events)
- Found the original caches stash plaque, visited geocaching HQ
- Went to Voodoo Doughnuts
- Went up in the Space Needle
- Found the perfect spot for photos of the skyline of Seattle
- Saw a minor league baseball game
- Took the tour at Safeco Field (home of the Mariners)
The trip was interesting. It was my first time out to the western part of the United States. The flights were somewhat long and all the planes were full, which kind of stinks because it’s nice to be able to stretch out a little bit.
The weather was good, too. The one day it really rained in Seattle (historic, from what people were saying), it was the day of heading down to Portland, where it sprinkled a little bit at worst.
I got some pretty good photos, too. I used the phone, obviously, and had the main camera as well, which was nice. It was good to be able to take in some of the scenery.
The one regret was not going after one of the historic caches in the Portland area (weather worries, time etc.) as it will be hard to get that “placed month” in other spots. I’ll either get back out to Portland to do it or find one elsewhere.
Outside of that, it was a pretty fun time. I had the chance to meet some cool people, run into somebody I know who lives out there and find a lot of geocaches. I also really upped the step count for the weekend and found some great places to eat.
I’ll cover a bunch of these topics in future posts. It’s a trip I’m glad I made, though, as it’s a pretty cool area of the country.
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