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I’m cashing in some Amtrak miles and taking the Coast Starlight up to Seattle to visit friends there, arriving sometime Friday night late. Scheduled arrival is about 9pm, but this is the Coast Starlight we’re talking, and on-time is not it’s middle name.

I’ll be in Seattle most of the following week, heading down to Portland or Eugene on the Cascadian for the following week– the order depends on when my friends in Eugene are going to be in town vs travelling.

Good eats, live music, hot springs, hanging out, planting gardens, touring gardens, and general misbehaving. Drop me a note and suggest something!

My don’t miss list:

In Portland, of course Powell’s, Rimsky Korsakoffee’s, Cedar’s, the Rose Gardens, Saturday market, and Voodoo Donut.

In Seattle, of course Teahouse Kuan Yin, Pike’s Place, the Pink Door, the Ballard Locks, the International District, odd little bookstores on Yesler, the ‘Spot, and Toys in Babeland. Maybe a run out to Baker hot springs and some live music at the Tractor, if it’s still there.

Renting a car in Portland so I can go visit Cougar hot springs and look at land along the outskirts of the Willamette Valley. Maybe finally make it out to Mackenzie River springs as well.

I still have lots of miles after that. Hmm. 😀

Oh yeah, and I am going to try to do some book-signing while I’m up there, if the darn thing is finally shipping by then!

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I’ll be on vacation in Seattle this coming weekend and most of next week, then heading down to the Portland area and to Eugene. I’d love recommendations from readers in those areas for public gardens to tour, or specialty garden centers to visit (native plants, orchids, heirloom veggies, etc).

I’d really enjoy meeting some Northwest gardeners, too– how about coffee or tea meetups? Drop me an email or a comment if you’d like to get together while I’m in town!

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