We bought our tickets this morning. We are flying into Seattle on the morning of September 3 (labor day), and we're flying out of LA on the evening of September 11 (err, 9/11). Between those dates we would like to take in Seattle, see a few cool places, rent a car and drive down the coast.
This isn't a newsvine trip, it's a vacation getaway - but I'll be damned if I'll be in California during Vinemeet West but not in attendence. Accompanying me will be Sarah, who probably still qualifies as a lurker but she has at least one vineacity and anyway she knows all your names.
So, that's the plan. You who live on the west coast, what can you tell me? Where should we stop, what should we see, where should we eat? Anyone want to show us around any major areas? Anyone know a guy who knows a guy who can get us some super discount on a swank hotel? Etc etc.
I've never been to the west coast - I've been as far west as Chicago, and then I went to Japan, but the whole area between Japan and Chicago is still "Here there be dragons" in my book.
What do I need to know?