Now in my third year, I recently attended PASS Summit in Seattle, Washington. This was my second visit to Seattle for PASS Summit, with my first Summit experience in Charlotte, NC. Having experience my “first time in Seattle for Summit” last year, I had a pretty good idea of where things were and what things would be going on and when and for the most part, things followed the previous year’s pattern very closely.
I arrived in Seattle a few days early so I could work some sightseeing in. While it’s generally not a good idea to try to have a rental car during the conference, in the days leading up to the conference when you want to see a lot of places, it’s the way to go. I rented a car from the airport and made my way down to Portland for a couple of nights.
I spent my first two days of vacation, Saturday and Sunday doing some geocaching and exploring the Portland area. The weather was overcast but nice the first day and lots of rain the second day. I’d really wanted to see Mt. Hood, but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate at all.