|February 3, 2009
TT-West 2009: Driving Tour of the Pacific Northwest
TT-West 2009 event pre-registration is now open! TT-West 2009 is being planned from Monday September 28 to Friday October 2, 2009 as a week-long "road trip" tour and adventure from Hood River, Oregon, around Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainer to Seattle, Washington, and concludes with a return trip back to Hood River, Oregon area via the Washington and Oregon coastlines.
TT-West 2009 opens late afternoon Monday September 28, 2009 in Hood River, Oregon with a sign-in session followed by a casual welcome reception and group dinner. Hood River is 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon and within easy access from Portland International Airport (PDX) for those flying to the event.
Tuesday will offer several group activities in the Mt. Hood area from spirited regional drives to a winery tour as well as the semi-annual TT-West Casual Concours Competition and the evening will conclude in the hospitality suite with the Great Beer Exchange!
After an early morning hotel check-out Wednesday morning, this day will offer a day-long scenic drive from Hood River to Seattle with a rest/lunch stop at Mt. St. Helens, followed by a scenic drive past Mt. Rainer. We will cap the day with a group dinner in downtown Seattle.
Thursday will offer several optional activities such as a driving tour of the Olympic Peninsula and another to Everett, Washington for a tour of the Boeing plant and the Future of Flight Aviation Center. Of course, you could also visit such Seattle landmarks as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Experience Music Project... and more!
On the final day of the event, Friday October 2, 2009, we will check-out of the Seattle hotel for a day-long drive from Seattle back to Hood River, Oregon via the Washington/Oregon Pacific coastline. We will stop in Astoria, OR for a group lunch, visit Ecola State Park and finish the day back in Hood River. That evening we will have a group dinner as well as our closing event raffle. The hospitality suite will be open!
For more information and to pre-register for TT-West 2009, please go to www.tt-west.org... but hurry as the maximum number of pre-registrations will be limited to the first 50 to sign up.
TT-West 2009 promises to be yet another epic and memorable journey, and we hope that you make plans to join us. We will see you in September!