My Spokane Trip

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  1. scifan57

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    Today I leave for Spokane, Washington to attend the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. I'll also be seeing the sights in and around the city of Spokane.
     
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    I'm at the Regina airport waiting for my flight to Calgary. In Calgary I catch a flight for Seattle, then transfer to a flight to Spokane. I arrive in Spokane at 23:05 local time.
     
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    I'm bookmarking this so I can keep up with the trip and any associated pictures. Too bad you didn't have time for a stroll through Seattle, maybe next time.
     
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    Sounds like some of the flights we have to take around this part of the country - so, you have to fly to the western edge of Washington and then back to the eastern border of the state - if we need to take two planes or more, the first stop is typically south of us in Charlotte or even Atlanta, then next plane north - we're visiting our son in Indianapolis in October and will be driving w/ overnight stops in the Frankfurt & Lexington, KT towns rather that a 2-plane nearly all day trip in the air. :) Dave
     
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    Now, I've been to the Seattle-Victoria-Vancouver area 3-4 times, but never to the eastern part of Washington State - after a trip to Oregon years ago (in part to visit the wineries and drink Pinot Noir), I wanted to fly into Spokane, rent a car, and then head southwest to some of the main wine growing areas of the state and the adjacent Columbia River valley - nearly all of the wine made in Washington comes from those southeastern portions of the state (as shown on the map) - just too wet & cool west of the Cascade Mountains, although a GREAT area to visit!

    Hope that you have a great time and if you are an enophile, then try some of the smaller brand wines which receive excellent reviews but almost never reach me in North Carolina - Columbia Crest & Ch. Ste. Michelle are the majority shippers to my area of the east coast. Dave :)
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    I'm too late to wish you a good flight. Too bad!

    Have a great time in Spokane! :)
     
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    I'm in Calgary waiting for the flight to Seattle, which is running close to an hour late. Here are some photos I took as I was departing Regina.
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    The new football stadium is behind the wing at right centre.
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    Here's a view from the window of the departure lounge at the airport in Calgary.
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    My plane is finally arriving at the gate.:)
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    That looks like a company jet. Either that or you're rich and never told us!
     
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    The food court at Seatac airport in Seattle.
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    Sunset at the airport.
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    I've arrived safely in Spokane and am now waiting for the hotel shuttle to show up.
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    I arrived at my hotel about half an hour ago, well after midnight local time. Further updates from Downtown Spokane tomorrow.
     
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    Will this be one of those conventions where people get into character by dressing up in costumes? I've always wanted to attend such a convention.
     
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    There is quite a bit of costuming at the convention. There's also a major masquerade presentation on Friday evening, when we'll get to see the best in science fiction and fantasy costumers. I'll be posting lots of pictures.
     

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