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 


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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S. and Di in front of the San Francisco skyline


The view from Alcatraz


On Alcatraz Island

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


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


This Orca whale came very close to shore


And so did these seals


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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S. 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


The fireplace in Kiana lodge


Another view of the inside of the Kiana lodge


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


This was the inspiration for Big Ed's diner


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


A train car in Snoqualmie

Seattle and Washington State


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


The Seattle Tower


We met up again with Holly and Elliot from Portland OR


Mt Rainier seen from Interstate 5


Holly and Mt Rainier in the background


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


The same view but at night


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

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