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Old 03-22-2016, 12:09 AM   #21
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Just wanted to recommend the following places when visiting Pike Place Market: Pike Place Chowder and Piroshky Piroshky. They're both across the street from the market than in the market itself.

All the award winning soups at Pike Place Chowder are good but we're pretty impartial to the Seafood Bisque. It's addictive like crack. We usually order a quart size to eat and another quart to take home with us. After, we usually pick up a couple of buns from Piroshky Piroshky. The buns are kind of pricey but they're really good. The both sweet and savory types. The lines for both are typically pretty long but they move fast.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:56 AM   #22
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We'll be doing a similar trip, but starting the end of May. A few days in Port Angeles, almost a week in Sidney, and a week on Lopez Island in the San Juans. We'll probably take a day trip to Vancouver while we're in Sidney. From Lopez we'll then take the ferry to Anacortes, and visit Whidbey Island enroute to Seattle. After that we'll play it by ear, maybe stop off in Portland on our way back home.

I appreciate the suggestions posted here, you're giving me ideas!

If you're looking for afternoon tea in Victoria, the White Heather Tea Room is very nice. It's away from the city center in a more residential area. Thanks for posting the yelp list -- we might try the Abkhazi Garden teahouse this time around, it was closed the last time we were up there.

We'll definitely spend a day at Butchart Gardens, it's one of our favoritest places.

(I took this the last time we were there, in early June 2014):
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Here is the same spot taken in September 2014.

Other ideas include murals and theatre at Chemainus, Cathedral Grove (on the way to Tofino) and whalewatching around the Gulf Islands. The Orcas are having a baby boom.
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What is the attraction of Port Townsend? I'm looking at a Seattle based trip in June 2017 (running a race 50 miles east of there) and trying to decide what else to do. I was thinking a day or so on San Juan Island, and maybe Bellingham. I'm less interested in city things in Seattle. I'm remembering how much I liked Butchart Gardens so maybe I'd go back.
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After looking at this a bit more we could substitute Port Townsend for Port Angeles and just do a day trip up to Hurricane Ridge state park.

Then cross over to Whidbey Island via ferry. After Whidbey we would take the ferry from Anacortes to Sidney which is more scenic, before driving down to Victoria.

Would then drive back up to Sidney for the ferry and return to SeaTac airport.

I found this loop trip for Vancouver Island which looks interesting and new to us. Might do it in 2 days with an overnight in Port Renfrew: Pacific Marine Circle Route

When driving along the Pacific coastline I recommend driving north to south because you will not need to cross traffic to stop at viewpoints. I haven't driven that particular highway so can not comment specifically.
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What is the attraction of Port Townsend? I'm looking at a Seattle based trip in June 2017 (running a race 50 miles east of there) and trying to decide what else to do. I was thinking a day or so on San Juan Island, and maybe Bellingham. I'm less interested in city things in Seattle. I'm remembering how much I liked Butchart Gardens so maybe I'd go back.
Port Townsend is an upper middle class retirement destination for artsy/classical music loving/educated Seattleites. If they have the money to retire in the San Juans, but still do not hate other people, maybe they go to Port Townsend.

The appeal of PA escapes me, lots of hard drugs etc. It is a fairly cheap place to live, which Port Townsend is not.

From my POV, all of it sucks if one ever wants to or needs to get to Seattle.

Hard in winter, when it isn't stormy. Impossible when it is. In summer? Storms no problem, but waiting forever to get on a ferry is.

No worries about encountering Republicans or Trump voters in Post Townsend. Might find them farther down the road in PA.

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If you're going up to the mid island or across to the west coast, it's always fun to stop in Coombs and go to this place..

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