Sleepless in Seattle then Vashon Island

Trip Start Sep 16, 2008
Trip End Nov 19, 2008

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday 26th
After an interrupted sleep due to a little rocking of our bed thanks to our roommate and her new friend on the top bunk... we got up, had breakfast and headed down to the ferry.  The view at 7am with the sun still coming up over Seattle was amazing.  We got to Vashon Island about 40-50 minutes later.  We then thought we had to wait for the 118 bus not the 119 bus and stood in the cold for an hour.  The next 119 bus came and we were on our way..

The place we are staying at is the AYH Ranch Hostel.  It has a Cowboys and Indian theme and is pretty cool.  For the next three nights we are staying in a teepee which they take down at the end of September as it gets too cold, so I am glad we got a chance!  The teepee is a concrete slab circle with a canvas teepee held up with sticks.  We then have camp style beds and sleeping bags.  This is complete with one light!  It is kind of like camping really except there is some other buildings.  One has showers, toilets (not drop toilets, phew!), a full use normal kitchen (except your not allowed to use it between 11-4pm to save power or some shit), as well as the 'Ranch' which has rooms with some dorm beds in it, another small kitchen and an upstairs loft which has couches and a tv and videos n stuff.  There is probably only about 10 backpackers here the first night and we spent the first night, huddled around a campfire drinking beer, playing guitar and chatting about where we are all from.  Alot of people are surprised we came here all the way from the 'Island'. (Island being Australia :P) lol.

I almost forgot.. our day was not complete without a bush walk where we got lost kinda. and came out on some road.. then walk who knows how long before finally coming back to the hostel.  I could have at least seen some cool animals on our walk.. but nooo. :)

Saturday 27th
This is a pretty laid back place.  We decided we would go for a bike
ride around the island.  I told Jason I was a noob on a bike but he
didn't really believe me.  I haven't really riden a bicycle since I was
probably 12.. unless you count the granny bikes in Amsterdam last
year.. yeah didn't think so.  I haven't even ridden a bike with gears
so I am sure Jason was fustrated with me today.  He doesn't try and
show it tho, so I am lucky to have such a patient bf :)  I also wasn't
feeling too crash hot and we had to stop a few times.. it was so
hilly.  We made it back to the hostel and chilled out for the rest of
the afternoon.  Jason spent a few hours working and I read some lame
Mills & Boon book that I found.. funny stuff.  At night we went
into 'town' and had some pizza and a few drinks at a place called the
Red Bicycle.  I found I really like a premixed drink called Mike's hard
cranberry lemonade.  Yummmmy!

The next day we went bike riding
again.. this time I was much better but still a noob.  We just spent
the rest of the day being lazy.  That night we met some girls from
Seattle who had come over for the night.  This was my first time to try
Smors.. OMG I love America :)  Oh.. we also found a guy that could out
talk Eric believe it or not ;)
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