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Sheepish in Seattle
Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Join The Traveling Ewe™ for our trip Sheepish in Seattle™!
Saturday, April 11th
We will be leaving from two locations to suit everyone’s transportation needs. Wherever you join us, coffee and pastries will be provided on our luxury coach bus driven by a professional driver to ease you into this early morning departure!
7:00am – we depart the Park ‘N Fly at PDX (6455 NE 82nd Avenue) for those who wish to park their car for the weekend in a secure location. Parking fees are not included with our trip, so please contact Park ‘N Fly directly asap to see rates and make a reservation. Park ‘N Fly often has coupons in the Sunday Oregonian or the Pennysaver papers, so watch for those as well!
7:15am – we depart from the Cascades Max light rail station by the Ikea for those that will be parking elsewhere and using public transportation to meet us. The station is located just off Airport Way at the east end of Cascade Station, a 120-acre transit-oriented development.
Our first stop will be Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop in Port Orchard, WA. Debbie is an New York Times #1 bestselling author known for her sweet series of romance novels set in a yarn shop, and now here it is brought to life. Located in a cute Victorian themed shopping center it is a lovely, well-lit shop with an interesting array of yarns, including Debbie Macomber’s own yarn line. You will really enjoy this shop!
Next we will head across the parking lot to Debbie’s Victorian Tea Room for lunch. Also created around her Cedar Cove series of books, this is the tea room owned by Seth and Justine. We will enjoy a lovely lunch and tea.
After hopping back on our luxury coach, we will head over to Bainbridge Island and our next stop at Churchmouse Yarn and Teas. This is a famous shop with lots of exclusive yarns and their own well-known pattern line. There will be plenty of time to shop as well as grab a cup of coffee or some ice cream before we head out to take the ferry over to Seattle proper.
Fiber Gallery in the Phinneywood neighborhood of Seattle is our next shop. We will have a chance to take a look at the more than 100 wonderful yarns they carry as well as their patterns before we head to the hotel for the evening.
We will be staying at the Best Western Executive Inn right across from the Space Needle for the evening. This is a terrific location with many fun things to do in walking distance. Each room will be double occupancy (or you can purchase the additional for a single room) and dinner will be on your own. You can order a pizza or make reservations at one of the many wonderful restaurants nearby (including those at the Seattle Center) or grab a taxi and go anywhere in Seattle.
Sunday, April 12th
In the morning we will have breakfast at the hotel and then head out to Carnation, Washington and Tolt Yarn Shop. Tolt is a newer shop and has been getting a lot of attention lately, including an article in the recent KnitScene. They have lots of interesting yarns, including some that are made just for the shop from local sheep… farm to needle!
Next we will head to Kent, Washington and Maker’s Mercantile and RylieCakes Bakery. We will enjoy a buffet lunch first at RylieCakes, a fully gluten free bakery located inside the yarn shop. Then we will have some time to shop at Maker’s Mercantile, the company store for Skacel which is stuffed full of colorful yarns like Zauerballs and a full stock of Addi needles.
Finally, we will heads towards home with a stop at Shipwreck Beads to stretch our legs and will swing by a coffee shop so you can grab a cup of coffee for the trip home if you like.
We will arrive back at the Ikea light rail station about 6pm and the Park ‘N Fly at 6:15pm.
This trip includes roundtrip transportation on a luxury coach driven by a professional driver, coffee and pastries Saturday morning, lunch Saturday afternoon, shared hotel room Saturday night, breakfast on Sunday morning, and lunch on Sunday.
Cost is $335 for double occupancy, $80 additional for private room.
If you have a different dietary requirement, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We are also happy to accommodate physical restrictions; this is actually a great way to travel for someone that uses a walker or cane, as you get door to door drop offs with minimal walking required, but please do let us know if you have any further needs or require a handicapped accessible sleeping room.
Roommate requests will be honored as much as is possible, please just add those to the notes section at checkout.
Please read our Helpful Hints & Rules page before booking your trip! Remember – your trip is non-refundable.