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The Flight of the Griffon


Here is where I will be going, what I will be doing, and how to contact me. Remember you can always send me email, and I will try and provide some ongoing commentary (and maybe even photos) of my travels.

Date Carrier Service Origin Depart Destination Arrive
Jun 4 United Airlines 862 Sydney, Australia 1pm San Francisco, CA 9:20am
2258 San Francisco, CA 11:20am Portland, OR 1:01pm
Staying at Portland-Days Inn Airport June 4-6 (3828 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220, US, Ph 503-256-2550). Wandering around, savouring the sights and sounds. I will be sure to visit the Pendleton Store (I won a blanket from them last year), and also get myself a decent watch with an alarm (I'll need it later), and camera.
Jun 6 AmtrakCASCADES 752 Portland, OR 12:30pm Seattle, WA 4pm
I find more to do in Seattle all the time. After I check in at the Seattle International youth hostel (84 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101, Ph 206.622.5443), I'll be rushing off to Mars Hill Fellowship for the Sunday evening service. Then its off to the CINERAMA to see when (if?) I can catch Star Wars Episode One at one of the best cinemas in the world. Of course no visit to Seattle would be complete without visiting Pike Place Market, and I'm staying right next door! Then its on the waterfront streetcar to catch a bus (past the Kingdome) to CC Filson Co (to get some luggage and a coat or two). Once I'm back downtown I'll take the Seattle Monorail to the Space Needle. maybe visit Seattle Pacific University (I can dream).
Jun 9 Victoria Clipper Seattle, WA 7:30 am Friday Harbor, WA 10:30am
A full day cruising in the Puget Sound. After arriving in Friday Harbor I join the San Juan Explorer for three hours, looking at wildlife and searching for whales. :-) Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!. I may also have time to visit the Whale Museum and a few other local attractions, before heading back to Seattle.
Victoria Clipper Friday Harbor, WA 4pm Seattle, WA 7pm
Jun 10 Amtrak Cascades 751 Seattle, WA 7:30am Portland, OR 11am
United Airlines 424 Portland, OR 2:48pm Denver, CO 6:10pm
I'll be at Hostel International-Denver (1530 Downing, Denver, CO 80218, Ph 303-861-7777) for at least a couple of days. They include internet access, so I can check my mail, maybe even post some snapshots and give you a rundown. While I'm here I will see Star Wars again, and go shopping at the Woolrich Factory Outlet. Deane and Marg have suggested I go to the Tattered Cover bookstore (ummm, which one?)
Jun 16 United Airlines 1252 Denver, CO 10:10am Oklahoma City, OK 12:37pm
Here I am in Tornado Alley, with my dearest friends Deane and Marg (Ph 580 753 4571), who have promised to take me to Memphis while I'm there.
Jun 23 United Airlines 1763 Oklahoma City, OK 10:15am Denver, CO 10:45am
789 Denver, CO 11:25am San Francisco, CA 1pm
Just a brief stop in the city on the bay, to look around mostly, see Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge etc. Then its back to the airport for the flight home!!!!!
United Airlines 863 San Francisco, CA 11:05pm Sydney, Australia 6:35am