My husband and I live in Spokane. Our kids, ages 13, 14 and 17 have never been to Seattle (blush). We've been many many other places all over the country, but just never been there. I was thinking of going over this spring break (first week of April) and spending a couple of nights and just messing around, going to the Pac Science Center, the underground city thing, stuff like that. However, we love the Oregon Coast and have been there many times, and I suddenly thought: "Why not go to the San Juans?" I think there's bike rentals, and we like to hike (although the 17 year old "hates" hiking and she will complain about anything super strenous) and hang out at coffee shops in the afternoon. My kids like museums and stuff, too.
I have never been there myself. Wondering about weather, what sort of things there are to do, how they compare price-wise....we are on a small budget.
Also, we have an extremely well-behaved, highly trained German Shepherd we take on most of our trips. We don't HAVE to take him, and to just go to Seattle we wouldn't, but there is more availability to take him on the SJI, right? He is fine staying behind in the hotel room also, or waiting in the car, or simply laying beside us on a street cafe.
Thoughts? I know there's whale watching and a whale museum on SJI, although I honestly don't think we can afford a whale watching tour. Is it possible to see them without going out on a boat?
Suggestions? Frankly I'm just sitting here fizzling out trying to read everything "to do" and stuff. :crazy: