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Old 05-04-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Traveling from Atlanta to visit Chilliwack on 5/11. Suggestions?

SWMBO and I are probably overthinking the whole travel trailer thing. But thanks to a Delta bump from a work trip we are going to visit Escape. I've seen the only two known 19's in Georgia and would like to see a 5.0TA. After Escape we will spend two days in Seattle then take an Alaska cruise. Still haven't decided 100% on the Escape - maybe this will tip our decision. Aside from which trailer (you are a biased crowd) anybody out there have suggestions for this Georgia boy?
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Sample the fruit in the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Best pears I've ever had, and all the vendors were giving away samples. There are also tee shirts announcing the Seattle Rain Festival (Jan 1 - Dec 31) so bring a rain coat. Bring your checkbook to ETI.
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Make sure your passports are current and won't expire within 6 months or so. Some countries won't let you in if your passport expires within that time period (don't know about Canada, but I've never been willing to try). If you have any DUIs you might not get in either.

You may not need a raincoat here in Seattle as we've been getting some exceptional warm weather lately. But, it's Seattle, so one never knows.

Lots to see in Seattle besides the Market. Allow extra drive time as our high rise Viaduct going through downtown and the waterfront is closed right now as a huge earth boring machine is drilling underneath it so it's been shut down in case the whole thing collapses or moves or whatever. So, lots (as in LOTS) of cars on other roadways that used to use the Viaduct. It might be open again by the time you're here; they were predicting 2 weeks and it shut down this past Monday or thereabouts. Bring your patience and some good tunes with ya as there isn't much on the radio stations around here (unless you don't mind twelve million commercials) - in my opinion.

Bring your camera (or your smart phone, I guess) so you can take lots of photos of the various trailers on display at ETI. You won't remember all of the details later on and the photos will really help.

Enjoy your cruise! Lots of folks take 'em out of Seattle.
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SWMBO and I are probably overthinking the whole travel trailer thing. But thanks to a Delta bump from a work trip we are going to visit Escape. I've seen the only two known 19's in Georgia and would like to see a 5.0TA. After Escape we will spend two days in Seattle then take an Alaska cruise. Still haven't decided 100% on the Escape - maybe this will tip our decision. Aside from which trailer (you are a biased crowd) anybody out there have suggestions for this Georgia boy?
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We loved the Alaska cruise as far as Glacier Bay, (and hope to soon do it again), but the inland portion, from Anchorage to Denali, wasn't worth the time (IMHO). Very mundane scenery, even in Denali - you will see much more spectacular scenery in Banff, Jasper, or even Colorado or Utah.
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We loved Seattle and had awesome weather before picking up our trailer last September. We took our truck on a ferry to Barnaby Island and enjoyed a picnic, awesome views and the quiet. But with two days and if you want to see the sights I'd recommend staying near the Seattle Space Needle It's close to a lot of sights including our favorite: Chihuly Garden and Glass. Check out Trip Advisor.

I agree, make sure your passports are in order.

We loved the Glacier Bay experience on the Alaskan cruise and we woke up early one morning to view the bears feasting on a whale carcass. The towns will be inundated with tourists from the ships, and the cruise lines will try and send you to their company store.

Our Escape is small and easier to maintain and tow than the giants out there. Can't wait for our next adventure! Enjoy.

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but the inland portion, from Anchorage to Denali, wasn't worth the time (IMHO). Very mundane scenery, even in Denali - you will see much more spectacular scenery in Banff, Jasper, or even Colorado or Utah.
I've been to each of those areas. I'd never call Denali mundane and in my view it was very worth seeing. I guess we all see things differently.

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