I'm taking a week off, and going on a road trip.

Somehow, I convinced Striker to go with me, and he hasn't done anything on the west coast before.

Currently the road trip has 3 constraints:

  • Leave San Jose on Friday, May 11th.

  • Seattle Mariners vs. Angels Baseball - Safeco Field, Wednesday, May 16th, 7:05 PM

  • Back to San Jose by Sunday, May 20th.

I need your help. What should I do, what places should I visit, and what routes should I take to get there?

I have a couple things I'm considering right now:

  • Powell's Books in Portland. Last time I was there, I left with 8 books -- but I knew I had to fly home. With a Car, this could be a very expensive stop.

  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument - Never been there... Seems like it would be a good place to spend an afternoon, and maybe go on a short hike, depending on the weather.

  • Maybe head up to BC, and go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • Other stuff around Vancouver? Victoria?

  • I want to fit in a couple days after the baseball game to head over to Spokane. On the way over, I was thinking I could do a tour of Columbia River Dans. There are 14 or so... Could make a nice flickr gallery.

  • General Seattle Stuff. Space Needle, Ferries, etc.




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