Exploring Seattle, Washington
Seattle Waterfront with Mount Rainer in Background
I went to graduate school at the University of Washington about 100 years ago. We lived there for 5 years and really enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, I finished my degrees and had to find a real job. And that in was 1971 when Boeing and everyone else in Seattle was laying off people and before Microsoft. So we had to leave Seattle for North Carolina. We've been happy in North Carolina, but still enjoy visiting Seattle when the opportunity occurs. Our most recent visit was in late May 2011.
We had the chance to visit a friend from the olden days and explore the city a little bit. We were able to spend a bit of time at the Ballard Locks, Wooden Boats Center, and the Gas Works Park. Plus we had some time to just drive around and visit. It was great and we look forward to returning soon.
Dreary Seattle evening
Things didn't look too promising when we got off the airplane. It was raining and the weather forecast was for rain for our entire stay. Because we had lived in Seattle for 5 years, we weren't too surprised and figured we could get by even if it rained the entire time.
Lucky for us, the weather forecast was wrong. We had great weather for our entire visit. One afternoon of showers but no big deal. We had a great time. We spent several days in Seattle and then headed for Olympic National Park.
In the art garden
Tugboat water show Seattle waterfront
We really enjoyed the Seattle Waterfront. The Waterfront Art Garden was interesting. The two best things on the waterfront were the view of Mount Rainer and the show that the water show that a tug boat put on.
Seattle across Lake Union
Downtown Seattle at Night