Saturday, October 29, 2016

Portland & Seattle

Happy Saturday!  I got home last night after traveling all week to Portland and Seattle.  Another good week of training beauty consultants.

On Monday, flying into Portland, Oregon, I was able to see Mt. Hood.  Snow is already covering the mountain.  Mt. Hood is at the elevation of 11, 250 feet.  It is currently an active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon.  It is the highest mountain in Oregon and is well known for snow-skiing in the winter and for hiking during the summer. 

Tuesday evening, the account executive and I drove to Seattle,Washington, which is about 3 hours north of Portland.  It rained most of the way.  The leaves have definitely turned and the colors were spectacular.  Everyone said that the colors were more vibrant a week ago.  The colors consisted of gold, yellow, red, and a pink magenta.

There is a lot to do in Seattle.  A must see is the Pike Place Market.  It is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront and it is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.  Fresh fish is brought in everyday, as well as the farmers bringing in seasonal produce, preserves and bouquets of fresh flowers.

The World's Fair was held in Seattle in 1962.  The motto was "living in the space age".  Almost 10 million people attended this fair. 

Mt. Rainier, the highest mountain(14,409 feet) is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest and can be seen driving through Seattle.  

The Pacific Northwest is definitely another beautiful area of the United States.

Mt. Hood

Raining in Seattle


2 comments:

  1. Yeah I get why in 1962 the moto was living in the space age but hell we have come a long way since then

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