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USA 2006

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Every holiday I do something like this because my Dad did when we were kids (just to annoy us I think)

San Francisco 

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There are three cable car lines in SF, this one leaves Market and climbs over a very steep hill to Van Ness

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Steph and Di in front of the San Francisco skyline


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The view from Alcatraz

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On Alcatraz Island

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The view from the back window of the flat in San Francisco near 24th and Castro

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San Francisco has several streetcar lines, Line F is always above ground (Castro to Fisherman's wharf) and are all old renovated stock from places like Italy, Russia and the UK

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While we were eating a cheesecake in San Francisco this Gull brought a sweet wrapper to show us and then ate it

San Juan Island

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Orca whales off San Juan Island

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The whales swam very close to shore at San Juan

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A bald eagle surveying its territory

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This Orca whale came very close to shore

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And so did these seals

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The Ferry at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

'Twin Peaks'

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The view used at the start of every Twin Peaks episode

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Steph took this sunset from Poulsbo

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This is the Log where they found Laura Palmer 'wrapped in plastic'

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Kiana Lodge near Poulsbo was used as the inside of the 'Great Northern' hotel where Agent Cooper stayed

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The fireplace in Kiana lodge

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Another view of the inside of the Kiana lodge

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Very realistic fauna in Kiana Liodge

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The Double R Diner in North Bend with Mount Si in the background

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I think this was the bridge where Ronette Pulaski was found

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The deserted Colonial Inn in Fall City was used in Twin Peaks for the exterior shots of 'The Roadhouse'

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This may have been the location for Big Ed's gas station

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This was the inspiration for Big Ed's diner

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A painting on the back of the Double R diner

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The Snoqualmie or Angel falls


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The Salish lodge was used for the exterior shots of 'the Great Northern' in Twin Peaks and Snoqualmie falls

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A log in Snoqualmie

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A train car in Snoqualmie

Seattle and Washington State

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Our hotel (behind the yellow building still being built) from the Columbia tower

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The Seattle Tower

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We met up again with Holly and Elliot from Portland OR

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Mt Rainier seen from Interstate 5

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Holly and Mt Rainier in the background

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The view of the Seattle skyline from the hotel, if you peer through the spaghetti of overhead cables

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The same view but at night


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We got a great view of downtown San Francisco on the way home.

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