Shawn Coomer

Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.
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To Summarize So Far!

That is a basic summary of our time across the United States. As I write this, I have had a little time to rest and reflect on the past few months. While I honestly wouldn’t do anything differently, we pushed ourselves quite hard and are a bit worn out. Jasmine and I really considered this part of the trip to be more of a sightseeing adventure, as opposed to the rest which will hopefully be more of a cultural experience.

Making Our Way Back To Vegas!

I left you last in Vallejo, CA. We woke up on Tuesday morning and headed over to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, which was just a couple of miles from our hotel. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is unique in that it is as much an animal park as a theme park. The closest comparison would probably be Sea World.

Haven’t We Had Enough Natural Beauty? Well……No!

We woke up on Sunday with an urge to get over to the coast. The drive from Portland over the mountains to the Pacific Ocean is a little over an hour and we got to it quickly. Upon seeing the ocean, we decided to stop for lunch in order to fuel up for the rest of the day. This route is not the quickest by any means, but who drives down the coast to make time?

Trains, Elephants & Witches In Portland!

Day 85 - Saturday July 14, 2007 - Portland, Oregon How do you evaluate a city you might want to live in with just one day...

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye!

To be honest, I don't have much to report here and thus the only picture I can provide is the beautfiul rose above. We woke up Thursday morning and bid farewell to my cousin. He truly made us feel at home. It was wonderful, considering that we have been away from home for a little while. After leaving his house we got on the road for our five hour drive down to Portland. In reality, we stayed Thursday night in Vancouver, WA which sits right across the border from Portland.

Reconnecting With Family North of the Border

This morning we braved the Seattle traffic on our way up north back into Canada. Since I am aware that not everyone is up to date with Canadian geography, we are going to Vancouver, British Columbia which sits on the Pacific Ocean, about thirty miles north of the border with Washington. The cities we visited in Canada earlier in our trip, sat on Canada's eastern coast. With that free geography lesson out of the way, let's get on with the show.

Ah To Be A Kid Again. Oh Yah We Are!

I went online last night in order to check out a couple of places that we might want to see during our short time in Spokane. The one place that seemed to stick out in my research was Riverfront Park. Riverfront Park was built on the site of an old railroad yard in 1974 for the World's Fair Expo. It sits right next to the Spokane Falls, for which the city was originally named. Riverfront Park has several attractions left over from the World's Fair including, a carousel, amusement park rides and an IMAX theater.