Category Archives: Seattle

Every wonder what it would be like to be up on the Big Stage?

I have been to shows at the Paramount Theater in Seattle and wondered what it would be like to look out from the stage into that huge theater. I’m guessing that like me most of you have never been up on that big of a stage, let alone back stage or in the dressing rooms. Well last weekend that’s just what we did. We took a tour of the Paramount and went through what seemed like every inch. Back stage, on stage, dressing rooms, high above the stage and maybe a few extra spots folks don’t normally get tours in. It was fun to see where the stars I have seen perform have walked around and hung out before and after their performance.

Also this weekend we hiked up Lime Kilm trail. We definitely lucked out on the weather. While the weekend was not always great weather wise it was nice for us. The trail takes you through what was an old mining town (I know it sounds like Scooby Doo adventure) The town is long gone but there still is bits and old parts here and there if you look for it and that was really enjoyable. I’m very glad our club hikes all year round.

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Nothing tops an E&A Halloween Party!

We had ours in one of the best spots… under the glow of the Space Needle at The Pacific Science Center’s Dinosaur Room.  It was really neat to have the party and dance floor next to these big animatronic moving dinosaurs.   Members really pulled out all the stops and went wild with their costumes. We had all sorts of ghosts and ghouls and creatures of all kinds, both sexy and scary costumes.  Freddy Krueger won scariest costume. Funniest costume was this squirrel guy and another person won for her costume of a huge Hershey’s Kiss!   I had on a Cop uniform and many members thought I was a real cop went they first walked in. “I’m just here to Serve & Protect”  J  

I’m shocked that the next morning we had 19 members signed up for a hike up by Hoodsport (the Cooper Creek Trail). I guess you just can’t stop our members. But I must admit it looks like it was a good hike.

We also did our Dark & Mysterious Wine tasting yesterday and that was a fun event. The owners of this great wine shop open up their shop for a private tasting just for E&A, they put out meats and cheeses and other delights for pairing with the wines. It’s informative but it’s also very social and the owners give us a discount on any bottles in the house when we are done ….I must admit I ended up buying a bottle to take home for the holidays.

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Oktoberfest, Bowling and Skydiving!

What a fun weekend, sure every weekend we have lots of fun things but some weekends the stars just seem to align. We started off the weekend with bowling.  I know on paper bowling may sound just ok, but it gets really fun when you have a big bunch of friends altogether and everyone is eating pizza and having a goodtime. We all cheered when one of us would get a strike and joked when we got gutter balls (which happened more than we all wanted).   It was also a Members Meeting and it was great to hear the feedback from everyone about what folks might want to do for the upcoming snow season as well as other activities or performances everyone is excited about … Nutcracker, Spamalot, overnight events and others.

Saturday we met at the club house in Bellevue bright and early for coffee and donuts (some of us eating more donuts than I should have) and hopping on the party bus to The Leavenworth Oktoberfest.  Yes that is me in lederhosen!  And yes that is a yodeling pickle in my pocket.  (I’m not sure why … It just seemed like the thing to have).  It’s so true there is no better Oktoberfest this side of Germany than the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. We left Bellevue around 10AM and didn’t get back till about 10PM

Can you believe that a few members that went on the party bus got up the next morning at made it to the Federal Way park-n-ride by 8:30AM to go SKYDIVING!   We had around 10 members carpool down to Toledo WA. And jump out of a plane.    So in hindsight I think it is true that Bowling + Oktoberfest Party Bus & Skydiving will make a great weekend.

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CycleSaloon in Seattle!

 It was so much fun on the “CycleSaloon” event we did last Friday!

Just try to imagine 16 folks pedaling this crazy thing down the streets of Ballard (or just look at this picture).  Yes! we all pedaled this to 3 local hot spots in the Ballard area, Stopping and running in for a drink or a quick rest and then pedaling off to the next stop. And the Driver gave us an  bounce and added another stop at the last moment. It was not as hard as it might look when everyone is pedaling.  Fun Fact: So apparently these 16 person bike thingies started in Amsterdam and became a big hit in many of the flat cities in Europe.   Flat because you really don’t want to try moving these up hills, though going down hills would be just fine. Tracy (The owner of Cyclesaloon) brought two of them to Seattle a short time ago and says she’s been very busy and everyone had a good time, We sure did!

Rolling with the punches

Some folks have asked if the Government Shutdown have impacted us. Well we had planned to go on a hike to the Mt. Rainer National Park this last Saturday, but with the park closed we had to roll with the punches and move to another location for our hike. We picked another hike also in the south end. In a State park “Dash Point”.  We actually start just outside the park and to come into the eastern end of the parks trails. This gave us a great start through some wooden ravines and crossing back and forth over a wonderful smaller creek before finally bringing us out to the Puget Sound.  It turned out to be a really nice day for a hike.

It’s odd. Even with all the fun events coming up in the rest of this month like: Bowling, Oktoberfest party bus, Skydiving and The flashlight Corn Maze I can’t stop thinking about the main event of the season…  E&A’s Awesome Rockin’ Halloween Party on the 26th.  I’m not going to give away the costume I’m planning on wearing, but I can say the lederhosen I’m wearing for the Oktoberfest Party Bus will not be making a repeat performance at the Halloween party.

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Cool Seattle History!

 Our Sept. Calendar has been packed with some really fun events.

It was a lot of fun doing a ghost tour in downtown Seattle on Friday the 13th . I found out about a  lot of cool historical facts of old Seattle and some scandalous stuff as well that happened where I walk every day.  We got to take a boat over to Blake Island and experience Tillicum Village (The Native American meal and show ) The baked Salmon was wonderful! I guess you could say we had a lot of fun enjoying Seattle History recently (if only school was this much fun).

But you can only linger so long in the past. Coming up it’s time to dust off your lederhosen as we have a reserved section at the 2nd Renton Oktoberfest on Sept 27th .  This event is being put on Renton’s own Berliner Bar – the best beer hall in all of the Seattle area.

Looking for a more adrenaline filled event, Maybe skydiving is something you need to check off your bucket list. We are hitting that on the 28th of Sept. And here a little fun fact – The picture that is on the description for the skydiving event is ME! You can get your picture taken (or a DVD) while skydiving too.

Check out the October Calendar and all the upcoming fun events.

Later folks.

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An Amazing Labor Day Weekend!

 Labor Day weekend was an amazing time! Why?  We from the Seattle club got to share the good times with our sister club in Vancouver BC.  Then you toss in camp fires and making s’mores and Sea Kayaking (which was a blast)!  One group of members set out to conquer the hike up to Oyster Dome while others were more mellow playing cards in camp.  The weather made volleyball a great option but it was a great weekend to lay around and take in some rays.  Kudos to Aaron who did an amazing job of using his culinary skills to feed the masses and to all who helped make this a great weekend. 

Now don’t think the fun is over as we head into September!  Come along and dare to survive the Friday the 13th Haunted Tour or maybe learn more about local history as we venture to Tillicum Village for an authentic Salmon Bake.  Get your adrenaline pumping as we have both Paragliding and Skydiving –  you will also have plenty opportunities to laugh and meet up with your friends from Events & Adventures.

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