Archive for August, 2016

Well, It Was a Noble Effort

Posted: 31st August 2016 by Robyn Jane in Uncategorized

Seattle Space Needle I tried. Chalk it up to bad timing and selective amnesia. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Washington landlords are allowed to charge up to three times the monthly rent to let you move into an apartment or a house. That came to $2400 for the cheapest place I could find. […]

“The inhumanity which this trail has been witness to, the heart break and suffering which so many have undergone cannot be imagined. They certainly cannot be described.”~ Clifford Stifton, Canadian Minister of the Interior, 1897. The White Pass was advertised as an easier trail than the Chilkoot. Although it was longer, it was said not […]

There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills!

Posted: 25th August 2016 by Robyn Jane in Klondike, Seattle
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A few blocks walk from the hostel brought me to the headquarters of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle Unit. As the Park Service explains, This park is unlike many other parks in the National Park Service. Our “park” consist of a single building in Seattle, located within the Pioneer Square Historical […]

Back In The Land of Greedy Landlords

Posted: 25th August 2016 by Robyn Jane in hostel life, moving, Seattle

Before moving back to Seattle, I had forgotten that Washington law allows landlords to collect 3x the rental price for a place to live: 1st and last month’s rent, plus a damage deposit equal to a month’s rent. Which means it would cost me almost $1700 to move into the cheapest place I can find […]

Moving Across The Country Can Be a Real Drag

Posted: 21st August 2016 by Robyn Jane in moving, rail travel

Especially when you do it by train. I simply had far too much stuff to go by air, my truck wasn’t going to last but another hundred or so miles, and the train seemed like a reasonable alternative. Which it was, by the way. I’m not knocking Amtrak, but there were a few things I […]