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在路上 2007 Washington State: 吹牛打草稿

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在路上 2007 Washington State: Nisqually Vista Trail

Paradise附近的行山小径(hiking trail)很多,趁着小的做功课这功夫,我和LD也去打听打听走那条小径比较适合。Skyline Trail有五迈多,可以一直走到Nisqually Glacier附近的Panorama Point, 只不过路上的积雪还没有化呢(我心里嘀咕,就是化了这会儿也走不了那么远),另外一条老少皆宜的,就是一迈左右的Nisqually Vista Trail, 铺好的小路,沿途有四个观景台, 可以看到Mount Rainier全貌。 嗯,听起来不错。

出发了,雪山映衬在林海中,看上去多了几分秀气。

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在路上 2007 Washington State: Junior Ranger

自从上次去Alaska的国家公园知道了Junior Ranger这个活动,我家小宝和LD就对此情有独钟。我知道,小宝是想继续收集那些国家公园的ranger徽章,而LD则是看见上次人家Ranger让小宝戴一顶帽子宣誓就以为是白送的而一直激动不已,呵呵,玩笑话,我们当然是希望小宝多少读读小册子上的内容,也算科普一下自然常识。

来到Paradise Henry Jackson Memorial Visitor Center的时候已经快五点了,我想着早点找条trail走走,而LD和小宝则坚持参加完Junior Ranger活动再说。去问询台领了本小本子,找了个角落,小宝一字一行认真写起来,半个多钟总算做完了,上前交功课,结果Ranger仔细检查发现最后一页没有做,一看内容,需要作画及作诗一首,老爸当即傻眼。眼看这日头偏西,trail到底还能不能走上呢?

小宝倒也不急,和LD在一旁嘀嘀咕咕,没多久竟然一边涂鸦,一边题诗一首。这油笔画有些目不忍睹(看来回去要培养美术修养),不过诗嘛,多少也押韵,大作如下:

The sun is shining,
the snow is melting;

The river is running,
the birds are singing;

The flowers are blooming,
Mt Rainier is growing …

Ranger 大概没见到这么认真的小孩,宣誓之后发了徽章,然后征求小宝意见要求把最后一页留下来,说是要贴起来,给以后想加入组织的小朋友们做个榜样。我只是没想到,古人观游题诗的传统,让我家这个现实主义的junior ranger的实现了。

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在路上2007 Washington State: Stevens Canyon

来到Mt Rainier Paradise的时候,停车场居然满了,日头正高,想着太阳底下走trail不是很明智,还是接着开车转吧。

转角遇到Paradise Valley。林间谷地,积雪斑驳,冰消溪盈,称不上天堂绝色,却是人间美景。路旁随意停下来,和小宝在雪地里打了阵雪仗,双双“挂彩”。

接下去的一路,山路蜿蜒陡峭,常常见到岩壁赤裸,山势崔嵬。看看地图,这一路一面是Steven Ridge, 一面是Stevens canyon,通常只有六月到十月才开放。S形的山路开久了,颇有些眼晕。遇到路旁可以观赏风景的眺望处(outlook)停下来,跨出围石,小心翼翼探出半个身子往谷中望去,一阵眩晕,结果被LD嘲笑为波多黎哥人(prison break的典故)。

没多久,路边的山谷中溪流汇集,聚水成湖。小的这个叫Louise Lake, 和加拿大Rockies Mountain著名的Lake Louise相比,名字只是顺序的颠倒,当然景致要差好多。

而大的这个Reflection Lakes,水波不兴,湖平如镜,Mt. Rainier的雪山倒影在湖水中,独有一番味道。盘桓了好一阵,合了影,坐在岸边发呆,直到几个小鬼儿跳到水中扰乱了清静,才不得不离去。

转头又往前开了好一段,直到日头偏西才折返回来。重新回到Paradise的时候, 果然停车场已是半空。

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在路上 2007 Washington State: Narada瀑布

睡了个懒觉,又饱饱地在旅馆里吃了顿丰富的免费早餐,居然有热的麦片粥和鸡蛋、香肠什么的,$48刀priceline上拍来的Seattle Country Inn and Suites Bothell 是此行住的最舒服又超值的旅馆了,单单这顿早餐吃下来,也得十来刀吧。

重新出发, 目的地: Mt Rainier。只不过为了祢补昨晚的遗憾,途中借助GPS的指挥找到了一家照相器材店,同样的三脚架on sale, 只要20刀,又偷偷乐了一把。

一路向南,Mt Rainier依旧象一幅中国的水墨画,淡淡地映在城市的背景中。原来想着走Hwy410先去东面的Sunrise Visitor Center, LD笑着说,这会儿都快中午了,Sunrise是赶不上了。想想也是,还是Hwy 7号直奔Paradise吧。后来发现这是很英明的决定,我们去的那时候,Sunrise到南面Ohanapecosh Visitor Center的路封起来了。

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在路上 2007 Washington State: 星空下的缘分

西雅图 July 4 国庆节的烟火在老美这儿很有名。我们来的巧,自然不想错过。之前早早打听好,当天的烟花有两处,一处的Elliott Bay 海上,一处是Lake Union 湖中。因为当晚旅馆订在Bothell, 所以打算去Lake Union附近的Gasworks Park。

晚上十点的烟火。没办法,九点钟天还亮着呢。于是想着晚饭的着落。老美的海鲜吃怕了,决定试试中餐。南边的Chinatown太远了,就去了北面Bellevue的明苑 (Kings Chinese)。吃饭的老中不少,服务员也算麻利,只是这中餐乏善可陈,鱼还不错,其它家常菜饱肚而已。


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在路上 2007 Washington State: Space Needle

Space Needle的中文名字叫什么?这是我们在塔上时遇到一个国内来的MM问的问题,我们犹豫半天,小心翼翼地说,应该叫太空针吧。MM的第二个问题是,那和帝国大厦是什么关系呢?更糊涂了,嗯,一个是纽约的地标建筑,一个是西雅图的,是这个意思吗?追问了一下,原来MM看西雅图夜未眠中的爱情故事过于投入,而没有搞清楚西雅图和纽约之间的地理位置。 :)
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在路上 2007 Washington State: 吃坏肚子的牡蛎

Seattle以及Washington State一带,海鲜的名气很盛,旅游书中提到华盛顿州的牡蛎农场(Oyster Farm)似乎在老美是数一数二的,于是在西雅图的第一顿想找一家Oyster Bar。很久前去New Orleans曾经排队一个多小时去了一家当地有名的Oyster Bar, 感觉不错,这一回,对西雅图的期望更大。选来选去,看中了Pike Place Market旁的Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, N多旅游书中对它有推荐,Yelp里面评价也很不错,只不过我这回的经历却完全不同。

Emmett 是在和Pike Place Market平行的另一边街上。这条街上的小吃店N多,生意都非常火爆,各国的特色食品都有,地道不地道不得而知,贵就是一个字。一家中餐把叉烧肉切小块串成串,取名BBQ Pork, 两块五一串,卖得很火。小的要了杯strawberry smooth, 价格是四块钱。

沿街看到了Starbucks(星巴克)的第一间店,1971年创建,现如今成为全球最大的咖啡连锁店,俨然成为coffee文化及城市小资的代名词。没有认真研究过它的发家史,不过我猜应该是商业管理课程中的典型案例吧。对了,Starbucks原始商标是裸女美人鱼的造型,只有在这家店可以看到。

我们想去的Emmett就在下一个街口,很小的点面,客人也不多,火车包厢座非常的窄小不舒服,而菜单是印在棕色纸袋上的,居然没有价钱,当时的感觉是:玩得就是个性。小的要的是大碗clam chowder, LD的是captin basket, 我则要了经典的one dozen raw oyster.

Clam chowder非常不错,可以尝的出用料的新鲜。LD的海鲜也不错,我要的生牡蛎,三种不同的类型,口感的确各有特色,按 啖蚝行家的说法,那是豐腴甘甜,蚝味十足。

可惜如果故事就说到这里,圆满却不真实。一打生蚝下肚的结果是当天下午旅馆里的腹泻不止(奇怪的是肚子倒也不痛),还好行李中之前为去年墨西哥之行找医生现开的腹泻药还在,两片下肚,到也灵验。只是去墨西哥的时候没用上,而这回儿西雅图之行却用上了,多少有些黑色幽默。好在LD和小的都没有事情。

Emmett的名气不会因为我一人而倒,只不过你下次还想去的话,要么象我家LD一样保守点,一切以十分熟为标准,要是有我的勇气,至少后续准备工作做好些。

不过,这一回多多少少影响了我的心情,之后的Washington之旅,一直没有吃到真正的美味,反而被老美的Fish & Chips弄的兴趣缺缺,出发前想着的海鲜之旅也成了泡影,也因此更让我和LD怀念起香港之行来。真正的海鲜,还是要用老广的手法来烹制啊。

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在路上 2007 Washington State: Pike Place Market

Seattle 的第一站是Pike Place Market。

Moon Handbook旅游书上是这样介绍西雅图的:
“Every large city seems to have its iconographic symbols, and for Seattle, they are the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. The Space Needle is a place to take out-of-town visitors, but Pike Place is the true heart and soul of Seattle, a sensory and social statement of why the city is such a livable place”

我们认识西雅图是从Sleepless In Seattle 这部经典爱情故事片开始的,除了影片中的唯美浪漫的爱情和冥冥之中的缘分,吸引我的另外一幕就是成行成市的海鲜。也许正是这一景,让我对西雅图心动不已,请教过当地人,说是应该是 Pike Place Market.

按照GPS的指示找到Union St这一带,行人熙熙攘攘,只是趴车很不便宜,街边是不能指望了,公共停车场大多两个钟是十几刀的样子。兜了一圈,找了个较远的地方, 相对便宜些。顺势走下来,很陡的一段路,有些旧金山街头的味道。

Pike Place Market说实在的就是一个farmer’s market, 翻译成中文,应该是农贸市场吧,按LD的说法,再加上个小商品市场。也许老美大城市中这类规模的农贸市场并不多见,也许它的地理优势明显,也许这儿也算得上整洁,Pike Place Market就这么火起来,火起来的还包括它附近的第一家Starbuck。从1907年8月17日的那一天开始,到如今竟然也有了百年的历史。

Pike Place Market里面最吸引眼球的是鱼市和花市,最著名的那家Flying Fish Watch Your Head竟然没开,转来转去看到了另外两家,只是它们并不靠在一起,我开始怀疑Sleepless In Seattle的那一幕海鲜市场是导演布置出来的了。摊上的海鲜看上去气色不错,只是价格并不便宜,打消了我们买回来尝尝的念头,不过真的有游客要了十只龙虾尾巴运回去的。


卖鲜花的摊位很多,价格不错,似乎做生意的亚裔不少。缺了点儿什么呢?就是笑模样了,一路看过去,摊主的心情似乎并没有被花的艳丽而感染。我敢保证,如果哪位卖花的摊主多笑笑,生意一定会更靓些。

相比而言,卖唱的艺人要Hi得好多。只是熙熙攘攘,真正静下心来倾听的观众并不多。

街头耍扑克牌的小伙竟然可以吸引这么多观众,可见这里的人气之旺。也许游客们来到这里,要的就是这种无所事事的感觉。

下午两点,阳光下的街头,我们的肚子开始提醒着这一整天似乎还没有正经吃东西呢。。。

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在路上: 2007 Washington State 初见Seattle

西雅图的第一眼是飞机上看到的。

因为机票订的早,选到了比较靠前的座位。按LD的话说,全家出游第一次坐飞机看出去不是翅膀。当时选座位的时候使了点儿小技巧,也算运气好,我们选的这一排都没有人。四个多小时的飞机时间大多是在补觉,快到西雅图的时候,机长开始广播介绍一些下面的景色。天空晴朗,能见度很好,华盛顿州的几座雪山依次飘过,尤其以St. Helen看的最清楚,只不过这儿的雪山和北面的加拿大rocky mountian及Alaska相比,少了些丰腴,多了些骨感。

不经意间,雪山飘过,下面的景色变成了棋盘格式的城市风光。也是一眼望不到边的大城市, 可又与见过的达拉斯、洛杉矶不同,西雅图多了些湖光山色、海天一线的美景,不时见到小船在水面滑过,整个城市显得活泼起来。


Seattle的机场给人的第一印象是整洁大气,大块的落地玻璃窗可以很清楚地看到机场外面的景色,出站的大厅里悬挂着两架小飞机,凸现出西雅图城市航空航天业的名气。我们去的那几天,波音的新型客机787正式下线。只可惜我们这次的华盛顿州之行,留给西雅图的时间不多,也错过了去波音工厂和航天博物馆参观的机会。

因为机场很大,租车的指示不是很清楚,要穿过空中走廊走到停车场的那一面,到了之后才发现自己订的Advantage是需要等shuttle的,这也算是小租车公司的不便之处吧。等了很长时间,还打电话催了一次,才见到姗姗来迟的shuttle. 一路上老司机倒是十分健谈,问这问那,转过机场大楼, Mt Rainier就象一幅缥缈的水墨画,映在了城市街道的背景中,引来LD和小的一片惊叹,老先生就越发自豪了,当起导游, 吃住游介绍了一路 。

租车柜台的黑MM态度实在一般,尤其是我一一拒绝了租车公司常见的赚钱trick, 比如预购汽油啊,保险啊等等,最后这个黑MM的还车时间trick也被我识破,明明现在11:15am, 还车时间写上12:00pm, 就平白无故加上30刀。其实即使正常晚一个钟按规定也不过15刀,更何况我之前专门问了她们的grace time是半个钟。不过看在一天$25 一辆SUV 的份了,我也就不计较态度了。拿到手的是一辆崭新的Jeep, 还是让人心情愉快。设置好GPS, 我们的Washington State road trip正式上路了。

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结婚纪念

前几天看凤凰卫视铺天盖地香港回归十周年庆典的时候还没有意识到,我和LP结婚竟然也十年了。

时间似乎真的随着年龄的增长而越跑越快了。

还好,七年那痒痒劲儿不知道什么时候也过了。
还好,至今左手握着右手的时候还有些感觉。
还好,晚上躺在床上的时候还会棒棒虎决定谁去关灯。
还好,结婚时的三项基本原则如今连我家小的也知道了。

LP对我的总结是:“草也不除了,饭也不做了;外面的事儿都交给老墨儿了,屋里的事儿都交给LP了”。:D

以此纪念和LP走过的十年,每一天平平常常的日子。嗯,应该会买个蛋糕庆祝一下吧。

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整理照片中

回来后依旧忙 :( , 只能利用晚上小的睡着之后慢慢整理些路上的照片,千余张,可惜满意的不多。以前说了,我们出去大多是走过路过,摄影讲究的时间光线和耐心,统统都照顾不到了,只是全家玩得开心,能通过照片留下些回忆,就算是达到目的了。

小榛子留言,提及成群杀人鲸的景象,的确是这次旅行精彩中的精彩了。去年夏天Alaska的Humpback Whale一直捂到最后都没有机会show, 这会儿把精彩的先献出来,呵呵。


数数这一群orca whale有几只?还有些在水下呢。(点击放大)

另外提问:你能看出这群杀人鲸的雌雄来吗?呵呵。。。世界真奇妙的问题啊。

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在路上: 2007 Washington State 精彩回顾

1. Seattle July 4th 的烟花灿烂

2. Seattle 城市中Mt Rainier的虚幻背景

3. Mt Rainier Paradise 上全家深一脚浅一脚的雪地hiking
www.nps.gov/mora/

4. Mt Rainier Stevens Canyon的眩晕感觉

5. 去St Helens 的第一次误入歧途, dirt road的遇险

6. 去St Helens NF25的Scenic drive

7. St Helens火山爆发之后的死亡之林
www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/

8. St Helens Ape Cave伸手不见五指的探险和重见天日的欣喜
www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/sitemap/south….

9. Columbia Gorge Beacon Rock之秀丽风景
www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpa…

10. Columbia Gorge Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States.
www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/

11. Taholah End of Paveroad 再次误入土路的遇险

12. 夜幕下Hwy 101上的匆匆赶路

13. Hoh Hum Ranch的农场生活

14. Hoh Rain Forest 的雨林hiking

15. Olympic NP海边的晨雾

16. Hurricane Ridge 的壮观景色
www.nps.gov/archive/olym/cams/hurricane/…

17. Sol Duc温泉水滑洗凝脂之悟
www.visitsolduc.com/

18. Port Angeles惨遭警察bear trap

19. Whale watching tour之成群杀人鲸

20. Port Townsend 的大肉蟹

21. 告别西雅图前的Alki Park赶海

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在路上: 2007 Washington State 序


绿线是计划行程,蓝线是实际行程(点击放大)

2007年的暑假出游计划订的说早很早,说晚也很晚。本着一贯夏天北上冬天南下的全家度假原则,我早早在二月份就利用一些机票网站追踪机票价格。美元持续疲软,家里的旅游预算一直超支,LD下了指示,一个字:省。于是把出游目的地订在了美西北的华盛顿州。说来巧合,机票看了没多久就拿到了个好deal, Austin直飞Seattle,July 4th $220。

之后全家忙得都没时间仔细想出游这回事儿。直到六月份,忙得开始希望逃出这个城市去喘口气的时候,我才匆匆抽出个周末,租了车, 在Street & Trip 地图上想像着这个road trip的圆圈画多大,揣摩着这次出游行程节奏,照例去bbs上看看其他人的游记,征求一下看法,好在全家出去玩的次数多了,这一切也轻车熟路了。之后又陆陆续续订好了旅馆,省字当头,更因为这一路road trip的风格而定,大多选的是汽车旅馆,加上Priceline上搞定了Seattle一去一回的两晚旅馆,平均下来不过60刀的价钱。

就这样,两个人忙到出发前的一晚,LD甚至还加班到最后一刻,凌晨两点入睡,清早六点的闹表,八点的飞机,我们上路了。

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2007在路上:回家了

AA的3:55pm飞机拖到6:05pm才起飞,结果回到家都是Austin的午夜时分了。肚子还是饿咕咕的,照例过秤,唉,又胖了。这方便面吃还是不吃呢?不吃的话胃疼,吃的话肉痛… >_<

不过LD的飞机原本是在Dallas转机的,不是和我们一班。领登记牌的时候争取了一下,就给转成同一班飞机了,而且还是我们一排的座位。这一点表扬一下AA, 另外这选座的小技巧也派上用场吧。

路上的故事会慢慢写,争取短小有趣些,加上照片,嗯,希望这一回儿有始有终。