Category Archives: USA 2012

Does it ever stop raining in Seattle …

With the presentations all finished for the International Association of Wildland Fire Conference, I didnt feel like spending the evening in my room. I was originally supposed to be going Geocaching with some other Aussies but they bailed on me … Continue reading

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Day One of the International Association of Wildland Fire conference …

Day one of the International Association of Wildland Fire conference. It was amazing the numbers of Aussies attending, in fact around half of the presentations were by Australians. The conference was similar to the Bushfire CRC conference back in Australia with presentations by … Continue reading

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Moving day in Seattle …

Today was a moving day. Jenny and the kids were headed to Whistler for the week and I was heading into the Hilton for the International Association of Wildland Fire conference. After a little pushing we had the car loaded … Continue reading

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Skiing at Stevens Pass …

Another day and another battle to get the kids out of bed and even with us heading to the snow at Stevens Pass. We eventually got on the road and heading through some breathtaking scenery as well as a few … Continue reading

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From New Planes to Old Planes at Paine Field ….

After spending a day on Thursday looking at the latest aircraft being built at Paine Field we ventured back to Paine Field but to the other end to visit the Flying Heritage Collection. Paul Allen of Microsoft fame began acquiring … Continue reading

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Seattle Underground and Groundspeak …

Today we started out by going underground. Seattle when it was first built had some issues – first it was on a tidal plain, second it had sewer issues and third it burnt down. When they rebuilt, there was a difference in speed between … Continue reading

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April 12 of 12 – Boeing Plant and the Freemont Troll

For our 12 of 12 this month, we were in Seattle Washington and made a visit to the Boeing Assembly Plant in Everett and then went down to Freemont to visit the Freemont Troll. Despite leaving our digs at University … Continue reading

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Skiing at Snoqualmie ….

After a slight miscalculation on the right exit to get from the I-5 to the I-90 we were on our way east of Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass for some skiing. (Well it did allow us to take in some more … Continue reading

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Skiing in Seattle – not today, it is shut down …

The plan today was to head east of Seattle and go skiing, however, the locals have had such a good season that they are over skiing so the resorts have all shut down for the start of the week. So no skiing today … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills and beyond …

Today was a little bit different to your normal tourist type day in Los Angeles. We headed north towards Simi Valley and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Rachael wanted to do Beverly Hills along the way so we did a … Continue reading

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