If you’ve read my newest book, Astounding!, you know that Carter takes a road trip from Seattle, through Portland, to Yosemite, and then to California’s Central Valley. As it happens, my family vacation this year is Carter’s trip in reverse. Minus Yosemite and minus a Tab Hunter lookalike who claims to be an alien. I’m in Seattle right now. I thought you’d enjoy some pics.
This is in NorCal, near Mt. Shasta. I always like this volcanic cone.
And I always like the rainbow trucks.
In the book, the guys camp here one night. It’s in southern Oregon.
I’m a little biased, but I think Portland’s a pretty city.
Salt & Straw has the world’s best ice cream–and some unusual flavors.
This is in Beaverton, home of the lesbian futon queens in the Bones series. And my favorite restaurant name.
Bridge over the Columbia. Karl and Ery’s houseboat is nearby.
Southern Washington = log trucks
St. Helens. I remember watching it erupt.
Look! The teenager is smiling in a photo!
A certain character in Astounding! may have been a bit inspired by this fellow. I took this pic at the EMP Museum.
I’m a fan of Frank Gehry, who designed the EMP Museum. Dylan from the Bones books is a fan too.
Tonight (July 2), several authors and I will be doing book readings in Seattle. Click here for details, and be sure to come by if you’re in the neighborhood!