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October 3, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Get outta town: Tasty apples in one Vancouver, naughty bits in the other

After Seattle’s wettest September on record, are your feet finally, truly going webbed? Is it time to get out of Rain City? Here are three quick ideas to get you on the road:

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Bring your own apples for pressing Saturday at the Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver, Wash. (file photo by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

Bring your own apples for pressing Saturday at the Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver, Wash. (file photo by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

October is a good month for fresh apple cider. Bring your own apples to be pressed at Vancouver, Washington’s, annual Old Apple Tree Festival, celebrating what is believed to be one of the first apple trees planted in Washington, adjacent to Fort Vancouver. History says an officer in Britain’s Royal Navy, attending a formal dinner on the eve of his departure to the rugged Pacific Northwest, circa 1826, was given some apple seeds left over from the fruit dessert. Dropping them in his dinner jacket pocket, a female admirer instructed, “Plant these when you reach your Northwest wilderness.” The old tree, surrounded now by a busy highway interchange, is celebrated every October with a day of music, cider pressing, apple tastings, tree-pruning workshops and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free.

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Looking for something different? Vancouver, B.C., this weekend hosts the opening of “Boobies & Wieners,” an art exhibit with promotional graphics featuring

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