2013, Day 5-6, Bus pulls into Portland, OR

Clockwise, from upper-left

  1. Crowd gathering for free band and eats at Italian festival in downtown
  2. Food vendors behind band
  3. Train / Trolley system stop
  4. Chinatown gate
  5. “All dogs deserve to be spoiled”
  6. Bar / restaurant
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Shopping
  9. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
  10. Train / Trolley
  11. Repurposing old snow boards into benchs
  12. Chairs at Ben and Jerry’s have a interesting noise and shock reduction system
  13. Food trucks
  14. Hostel
  15. Shops

BBQ.  The brisket was so smoky.  The pulled pork was flavored perfectly.  The ribs had a perfect soft but firm consistency off the bone.  I had a food coma afterward.

Japanese Garden

Sunday Farmer’s market at Portland State University

Pacific Coast, Day 3-4, to Seattle by Train

The Canada-USA border by car from viewpoint of train (above).

Train Station is nearby CenturyLink Field.  Counterclockwise from upper-left.

  1. Inside King St Station
  2. CenturyLink Field
  3. Inside Zeitgeist Coffee shop
  4. King St Station
  5. Zeitgeist Coffee
  6. Welcoming you in, for good coffee

Pike Place Market.  It’s a huge market.  Fresh seafood, restaurants, vendor stands.

At Lowell’s, clam chowder sprinkled w Paprika?  Cayenne?

I can’t remember the place anymore, but everything was pretty good.

Ferry to Alki Point, clockwise from upper-left

  1. Clock at Seattle’s Ferry/Water Taxi Terminal
  2. Ticket line for Ferry/Water Taxi
  3. Help to get to Water Taxi
  4. Obelisk at southside of Alki Point Beach
  5. Restaurant at Alki Point
  6. WaterTaxi schedule
  7. Fish and chips
  8. Alki Point Beach
  9. Fish tacos from a restaurant Alki Point Water Taxi terminal
  10. Menu from a restaurant Alki Point Water Taxi terminal
  11. Clam Chowder with dil
  12. Bus running from Alki Point Water Taxi terminal throughout West Seattle
  13. Alki Point is on West Seattle?



On to Portland, OR!  Bolt Bus stop near Chinatown.  From the left,

  1. Chinatown gateway as seen from BoltBus stop
  2. Area map
  3. Area map
  4. SafeCo Field, as we leave Seattle

Pacific Coast, Day 1-2, Vancouver

Landed in vancouver.  Took subway into city.

Yaletown, clockwise from bottom center

  1. Vancouver airport customs
  2. Yaletown shops and restaurants
  3. Different block
  4. Canada plates
  5. Another angle of #2
  6. Public restrooms
  1. Sushi in Yaletown
  2. Chinese Food in Yaletown

Bulldogs in Vancouver!

Granville, clockwise from upper-left

  1. Granville St
  2. The polar bears, we don’t judge, not that there’s anything wrong
  3. More shops on Granville, Starbucks further down
  4. Waterfront station
  5. Japadogs, asian flavored hotdogs
  6. Rubbernecking in Canada, somethings are the same everywhere

Waterfront / Sea Terminal, clockwise from upper-left.

  1. Waterfront station
  2. Trolley down Cordova St?
  3. Cruiseship parked on waterfront
  4. Disembarking cruise travellers
  1. Shanghainese restaurant for chinese dumplings
  2. Near Waterfront station
  3. How I discovered it
  4. Yes, I tried a japadog

Capilano, clockwise from upper-left

  1. Capilano park over a valley, with suspension walking bridges (they sway) spanning them, and across the trees in the forest.
  2. Bridge suspended between trees.  Where was this when I was a kid, and still wanted a treehouse?
  3. Different kinds of lumber
  4. I think I’ve seen this guy before.
  5. Different angle of bridge suspended by bridge.

Gastown.  A couple of nice restaurants.  And I think a underground tour  starts here.


Chinatown, Rogers Arena Stadium, World of Science, clockwise from upper-right

  1. Chinatown gate
  2. Edge of chinatown
  3. stadium w retractable roof (BC Place?)
  4. Edge of Rogers arena where some kids are skateboarding
  5. World of Science
  6. Sharpei

Stanley Park, clockwise from upper-left

  1. Map of Stanley park
  2. Beach on the park
  3. Concession stands in park
  4. Warnings about the scourge in our parks!  The seagulls!
  5. Another map of park
  6. Stone sculpture

Robson and Denham

  1. Robson St has a string of restaurants from Denham to Granville
  2. Hahaha

Train Terminal to Seattle, counterclockwise from upper-left

  1. Leaving from waterfront station
  2. Subway outside VIA train station
  3. Pacific Central station
  4. Leftover dumplings