Both Helen and I had an interest in Seattle, and we definitely wanted to see some of Canada because of the amazing exchange rate (we would always say, "Canada is 30% off! Everything must go!"). Seattle was great - I enjoyed the markets, walking around with coffee in the wet chill, and some fantastic restaurants. We drove to British Columbia and stayed at a bed & breakfast there in Vancouver, and enjoyed many fantastic walks in parks and shopping for PEZ. Although this was a great trip, I remember more about Seattle than I do Vancouver, but we decided then that we should see more of Canada soon.