Cheapness In Seattle (A 2019 PNW Trip Report - UPDATED 10/30)

  • afwdwfan

    DIS Dad #460
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2010
    I will attempt to drum up interest by ripping off movie quotes and even fabricating stories about exploding helicopters in the narrative.
    That's always my favorite part!
    Here are the people you’ll be making fun of:
    Nah... just the clown in the Eagles shirt.
    Our trip to the Pacific Northwest began on July 24, 2019. We flew from Baltimore, MD to Seattle and would end up spending 13 days on the road, exploring the Northwest corner of the U.S. We even invaded Canada for a bit. But that’s a story for another chapter.
    Well, apparently no international incident took place of a significant nature if you're writing this TR now.
     

    declansdad

    DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada
    Joined
    Apr 14, 2004
    That's always my favorite part!
    Nah... just the clown in the Eagles shirt.
    Well, apparently no international incident took place of a significant nature if you're writing this TR now.
    He was wearing the Eagles shirt and we thought he had been punished enough so we let him return to the US.
     

    happy wanderer

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2017
    Up early this morning (we are in Ellsworth, ME) before a day in Acadia NP...thrilled to find a new CO trip report!! Looking forward to reading along.

    We (myself and my 14 yr old daughter) are attempting all 50 states before she starts college. Checking off #26 tomorrow!
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    If you’re new to these, you may want to save yourself the pain and agony and just hit your browser’s BACK button now.
    Dang! Too late!!!
    We are a family of six, and we usually attempt to cover a lot of ground in order to see as many points of interest as possible,
    And eat as many PB&Js as possible. Don't even bother to deny it.
    I will attempt to frame these logistics in such a way that I appear to be a near-genius-level vacation planner, worthy of universal praise and admiration.
    Wait... you're not???
    You will all make fun of me as we stumble from one destination to the next.
    This is a given.
    My family will read each chapter and yell at me for forgetting details in each chapter.
    Hah! My family doesn't read my drivel.
    I will attempt to reverse-engineer those details into the story somehow in a desperate attempt to save the trip report.
    :lmao:
    You will all lose interest and start having side conversations in the comments that will be more interesting than the TR itself.
    Untrue.
    We won't lose interest.
    The rest of that statement is completely accurate.
    It will fail, and eventually most of you will move on to other, more interesting trip reports.
    Again, I doubt most will move on.
    I will finish the report with three readers left, all of whom are mostly hanging around to make fun of me.
    And again! I doubt there'll just be three left. I'm gonna say five... okay, maybe four.
    But yes, we will make fun of you.
    Here are the people you’ll be making fun of:
    I've met (almost) all of them!
    Julie (23 +/-),
    Nice save.
    We live in the great state of Delaware, the very first (and best) state in the entire United States of America. We’re #1! We’re #1!
    Woot!
    Been there too.
    And... to be honest, it wasn't enough time. A drive through is not enough for anywhere, I think.
    Still... like you say, it counts.
    State Bird: The Fightin’ Blue Hen Chicken. (no, I’m not making that up)
    I had to Google.
    Actual Google Search item found when doing research for this TR: Is Delaware real?
    :laughing:
    Unofficial State Motto: Delaware. So Close To Where You’d Rather Be.
    Ah yes.
    Similar to my first northern posting.
    I won't say the name of the town to avoid offending the people there, but...

    "_____ it's not hell, but you can see it from there."
    I know where that is!!!!!!!!
    Yeah but you're cheating by living there.
     
  • Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    I believe in miracles! Where ya from you......erp...never mind. Wrong song!
    Don't worry, Darcy has you covered.

    Seeing a new trip report in the works just made my week!!
    :welcome: You must have low standards for your weeks! :rotfl2:

    Yay - looking forward to following along.
    :welcome: Jen!

    I believe in miracles
    Where you from
    You sexy thing, sexy thing you
    I believe in miracles
    Since you came along
    You sexy thing
    Well done, sir.

    Yes I can. Boy your kids are growing up fast.
    You're not kidding. I got very old very quickly.
     

    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    That's always my favorite part!
    Who doesn't like explosions?

    Nah... just the clown in the Eagles shirt.
    Getting an early start, I see.

    Well, apparently no international incident took place of a significant nature if you're writing this TR now.
    That's because we are excellent spies. Or nobody cared. One of those.

    He was wearing the Eagles shirt and we thought he had been punished enough so we let him return to the US.
    If nothing else, they did beat the Jets this year.

    Up early this morning (we are in Ellsworth, ME) before a day in Acadia NP...thrilled to find a new CO trip report!! Looking forward to reading along.

    We (myself and my 14 yr old daughter) are attempting all 50 states before she starts college. Checking off #26 tomorrow!
    Wow, cool! Acadia is one of the places we didn't quite reach with our kids. Hope you're having a great time!
     

    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    Dang! Too late!!!
    :welcome: pkondz! And now you're stuck here. Bwahahahah...

    And eat as many PB&Js as possible. Don't even bother to deny it.
    That's where the "cheapness" comes into play.

    Wait... you're not???
    Well, not all of the time. Maybe 96% of the time.

    This is a given.
    Sadly...yep.

    Hah! My family doesn't read my drivel.
    Consider yourself blessed!

    Untrue.
    We won't lose interest.
    The rest of that statement is completely accurate.
    Won't lose interest in the TR or in making fun of me?

    Again, I doubt most will move on.
    I typically have far more respondents at the beginning than at the end.

    And again! I doubt there'll just be three left. I'm gonna say five... okay, maybe four.
    But yes, we will make fun of you.
    Sounds about right.

    I've met (almost) all of them!
    And somehow survived to tell the tale!

    Nice save.
    :rolleyes1

    Woot!
    Been there too.
    And... to be honest, it wasn't enough time. A drive through is not enough for anywhere, I think.
    Still... like you say, it counts.
    Oh, I don't know. It seemed like enough for North Dakota.

    I had to Google.
    As mascots go...it's hard to be proud of that one.

    Ah yes.
    Similar to my first northern posting.
    I won't say the name of the town to avoid offending the people there, but...

    "_____ it's not hell, but you can see it from there."
    :rotfl2: That's funny.

    Yeah but you're cheating by living there.
    Yeah! Cheater!
     
  • pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    pkondz! And now you're stuck here. Bwahahahah...
    :headache:
    Well, not all of the time. Maybe 96% of the time.
    So there's that 4%...
    Consider yourself blessed!
    Or ignored. Either, or.
    Won't lose interest in the TR or in making fun of me?
    Won't lose interest in making fun of you.
    I typically have far more respondents at the beginning than at the end.
    This is a truism.
    Oh, I don't know. It seemed like enough for North Dakota.
    Ah. Point well taken.
     

    docsoliday1

    DIS Dad #834 Cubs, Dolphins fan forever
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2008
    And now you're stuck here. Bwahahahah...
    I closed my browser and cleared my cache....still came back. Ugh!

    Won't lose interest in the TR or in making fun of me?
    I vote for the latter.

    Oh, I don't know. It seemed like enough for North Dakota.
    Or Montana...driving across Montana is dull/boring/monotonous also.

    Or ignored. Either, or.
    Huh? Did you hear something?

    Hello? Someone said I could my parking validated here?
    Yes. Take the elevator at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Go to the 15th floor. When you drop, get out at the basement and see the receptionist there.
     

    luv2sewtjr

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 27, 2011
    Hooray! A new trip report! If I were scoring, I would award bonus points for the title.

    I’ll hang on until the end because I love seeing the map (I’m a map nerd). Can’t wait to hear about all the PBJs consumed in interesting places...
     

    shjrc371

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 1, 2008
    Don't forget George Thorogood, Caesar Rodney, and Dr. Henry Heimlich. Take pride in the fact that a native son developed a maneuver which forces one to regurgitate chunks of food to everyone's delight. Looking forward to the report as my family of five stumbles through planning our first trip west of Pennsylvania.
     

    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    I have a bad feeling you might be taking endless shots at me after Sunday Night's game.

    So there's that 4%...
    Which seems to take up 96% of the story.

    Or ignored. Either, or.
    Yep, a strong possibility.

    Won't lose interest in making fun of you.
    I suspected as much.

    Hello? Someone said I could my parking validated here?
    :welcome: Dan! As long as you spend $50 in the gift shop, you should be good to go.

    I closed my browser and cleared my cache....still came back. Ugh!
    Oh good, the virus is working.

    I vote for the latter.
    I knew it.

    Or Montana...driving across Montana is dull/boring/monotonous also.
    Depends on which part of Montana.

    Huh? Did you hear something?
    I don't know, I wasn't paying attention, either.

    Yes. Take the elevator at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Go to the 15th floor. When you drop, get out at the basement and see the receptionist there.
    Too much work. I'll just feed the meter.

    Hooray! A new trip report! If I were scoring, I would award bonus points for the title.

    I’ll hang on until the end because I love seeing the map (I’m a map nerd). Can’t wait to hear about all the PBJs consumed in interesting places...
    :welcome: aboard! I like having a fellow map nerd around. I've always been fascinated with them as well.

    That doesn't work if you have a right hand drive car. If you do you have to pay for your own parking.
    Sitting on that side makes it harder to reach the payment machine.

    Don't forget George Thorogood, Caesar Rodney, and Dr. Henry Heimlich. Take pride in the fact that a native son developed a maneuver which forces one to regurgitate chunks of food to everyone's delight. Looking forward to the report as my family of five stumbles through planning our first trip west of Pennsylvania.
    So we've got that going for us, which is nice. I wasn't sure if any of those folks were truly household names (well, I guess Heimlich is). We could also throw a few DuPonts out there, along with Aubrey Plaza and Frank Masley, the Olympic luge specialist.

    Oh, and :welcome: to the TR!
     



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