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August 03, 2005

Travel Never Ends

Last night Jean and I picked out a hotel in Seattle for our long-weekend jaunt, scheduled to begin soon. She wants to scope out the downtown area for activities and hotels to use come the next Moyer family reunion, which she is hosting next summer. We waited too long to have much of a choice of rooms for this trip, but we'll still be able to look at hotels while we're there. We're going to be staying at the Red Lion on Fifth Avenue.

A funny coincidence: I was on the web this morning looking into resources on British Tea Rooms in the area. Tom is having a get together with several of his friends from up North next weekend (oops, I mean early September!), and wanted to include a trip to a teahouse. Since Jean and I had been to a couple of good British ones, I wanted to recommend them as alternatives to the Chinese one he was thinking of, or the Japanese one Alan mentioned. In the course of researching this, I saw mention of many 'British Culture' establishments, and one was mentioned quite fondly by a reviewer: the Elephant and Castle pub. It's location? Inside the Red Lion on Fifth Avenue! So I know one restaurant we'll be researching!

And just for the record:

British Tea Garden
725 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
(503) 221-7817

Posted by dpwakefield at August 3, 2005 09:46 PM

Comments

I thought the tea weekend idea was in September >_

And you can walk to Pike Place Market too from that hotel, and all sorts of other things since it's smack in the middle of Downtown Seattle.

Posted by: Kylanath at August 4, 2005 09:02 AM

Thanks Dawn, I've amended the post. You know how it is, doing a braindump late in the evening...

As for the walkable opportunities, I'll probably be enlisting you, Adam, Brian and Max, and anyone else who wants to pitch in from up North, to suggest both hotels and activities suitable for mixed generational family reunion crowds. That's not until next summer, but Jean is a Type A type, and this coming reunion is her turn ;^)~

Posted by: Don Wakefield at August 4, 2005 10:27 AM