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#21 mweb08

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:16 PM

So that was an amazing trip!

 

So many highlights, but Alaska and Yellowstone are truly astounding places.

 

Vancouver and Seattle are very cool cities for visiting and I can definitely see myself living in either. 

 

Good times.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:01 PM

Glad you had fun. I love Seattle too. Great town.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:19 PM

Seattle is the west coast's Baltimore...


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:23 PM

Glad you had fun. I love Seattle too. Great town.

 

Beautiful city with great access to the outdoors. 

 

Population is booming so apparently many people agree with us.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:23 PM

Seattle is the west coast's Baltimore...

 

How so?



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

Pictures looked awesome Mike and Kelly. Jealous of that trip.
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:17 PM

We used to lie to each other about using computers
When we couldn't get a hit we used to cruise to Vancouver

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:33 PM

Pictures looked awesome Mike and Kelly. Jealous of that trip.

 

Well when Kevin gets older parts of this trip will make for a great family trip.

 

The pics posted so far by me are only from the first 5 or so days of the trip. Still have to sort through the rest. 



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:36 AM

How so?

 

Roots as a working port... that kind of history and contact with the world that most places don't have... non-glamor place where people like to live... even if they don't like aspects of the weather... seafood....  neighborhoods... on the water...

 

But they have ferries...


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 08:20 AM

Seattle and Baltimore couldn't be more different IMO

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:24 AM

Seattle and Baltimore couldn't be more different IMO



I might be heading out there in September for a few days to visit my niece and nephew. First time I'll have been there. I'll let you know.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:56 AM

I haven't been to Seattle in 10 years but it didn't remind me of Baltimore.

 

I would love to get out to Yellowstone eventually. I've been to Yosemite and to Philmont in NM but Yellowstone is definitely at the top on my list of national parks I want to visit.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:29 PM

Seattle is the west coast's Baltimore...

 

Yeah, I don't see it. They're both port cities, but the similarities pretty much end there. If anything, Portland is closer to Baltimore than Seattle. Both are pretty quirky, in their own way, and both exist in the shadow of bigger, better-known metros (Baltimore-DC, Portland-Seattle). And both are the home of big-time sporting apparel companies.



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:30 PM

I might be heading out there in September for a few days to visit my niece and nephew. First time I'll have been there. I'll let you know.

 

As far as weather, September is the best month to visit the PNW, so your timing is great.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:31 PM

Leave tonight for Anchorage, then drive down to the Kenai River tomorrow. Definitely fired up.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 02:05 PM

Seattle and Baltimore couldn't be more different IMO



Mostly agree. Both are port cities that have pro football and baseball and used to have basketball. Not that similar otherwise.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:03 PM

I can't envision the Seattle/Portland-Baltimore comparison either. Completely different demographics and I'd never associate Baltimore with the weirdos and hipsters you get in up there. The East Coast-West Coast factor alone seems like a massive divide. The only two cities on opposite coasts I could see being argued as similar are Jacksonville and San Diego.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 09:53 PM

Mike, some of the pics you took at yellowstone that had the bodies of water...is that something you can swim in?  I would tend to doubt it?


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:00 PM

Weber, you have the pics up somewhere other than facebook?

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:07 PM

Mike, some of the pics you took at yellowstone that had the bodies of water...is that something you can swim in?  I would tend to doubt it?



No. Way too hot.

There are though some natural hot springs there that are safe to swim in.




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