5th Annual AA Adventure – Day Six

 Our plan to go to Carver Cafe didn’t happen yesterday so we took Maria with us this morning and she loved their pancakes.  Afterwards Maria took us to one last yarn store and it was a great one to end the trip with … so many beautiful treasures.  We said our goodbyes to Maria at Union Station and started our train ride home.

Final trip stats:

  • 17 Record Stores
  • 6 Yarn Stores
  • 2 plane rides
  • 368 miles driven
  • 18 hours on the Coast Starlight

Thanks for following along on our last spring break adventure.

5th Annual AA Adventure – Day Five


We got a lot accomplished today and I failed to take photos along the way.  I was able to visit three yarn stores and picked up some beautiful skeins from Hazel Knits at Twisted.  Ashleigh made a HUGE score at a record store in Beaverton but that news is hers to share . . . but it’s BIG !!!

We met up with Maria’s family for dinner at The Hearth followed by a trip to Sheridan’s so that Ashleigh could try her first concrete.  She liked it but says that the Blizzards at DQ are better . . . is she kidding me?  

Tomorrow we return the rental car and head to Union Station to board the Coast Starlight train for our trip home.  I’m looking forward to a relaxing ride and some knitting.  I’ll post a final trip report when I get home and unpacked.  Stay tuned.

5th Annual AA Adventure – Day Four


Today was a travel day for us.  We said goodbye to Seattle and hello to Portland.  Ashleigh finally got to shop at Sub Pop and we got to see the new carpet at PDX.  While Ashleigh shopped at one of the record stores I got to shop at Happy Knits and found some beautiful yarns and a cool tote bag.

We met up with Ms Paula for dinner at Smokehouse Tavern and then off to see check in at Casa Guzman.  We watched a new TV show together and I really enjoyed it, Forever, on ABC.

Tomorrow is the last day for record and yarn shopping and we’ll be starting our day with phenomenal pancakes at the Carver Cafe.  Stay tuned.

5th Annual AA Adventure – Day Three


Our day started early with breakfast at Lola and then off to Seattle Center to see the EMP and the Chuhily Glass Exhibition.  First on the list at the EMP was to see the Nirvava exhibit and when Ashleigh spotted Dave Grohl’s drum kit I thought she was going to explode!  When I took off to go see the Star Wars Exhibit I spotted her in front of the drum kit, studying every inch of it … She was in nerd heaven!

Ashleigh visited 5 more record stores and found 12 vinyl and 3 cassettes to add to her already heavy bag.  I was able to get into another yarn shop and scored some Madelinetosh beauties.  We also made a stop to see the Fremont Troll and it truly is bizarre . . . but fun at the same time.

We’re packing up to leave tomorrow and head to Portland.  It will be another early start so that we have time to return the rental car and for Ashleigh to visit the Sub Pop Store inside the Airport.  Stay Tuned.

5th Annual AA Adventure – Day Two


Today was all about music for Ashleigh; six stores visited, 18 Vinyl, 23 CD’s, 2 VHS, 2 Cassettes and one DVD.  For me it was knitting in the car except for the one yarn store I got to visit.  Tomorrow will be more music stores and a few more yarn stores for me, can’t wait.  Stay tuned.