When I am ready for an adventure, it is usually nature and the outdoors that calls me. I love the quiet and serenity of the forest with distinctive smell of each type of trees, the crispness of the ocean breezes and the peaceful majesty of the mountains.
Our State contains incredible diversity, of climate, lifestyle, and culture and to not taste of the wide array of choices dulls the pallet by promoting sameness of experience. I have visited Seattle many times with work opportunities providing a backdrop to play tourist over the years. I also want Hailey to see the opportunities and diversity available within Washington State.
Seattle is a city, plagued with eternal road construction, many steep hills and roads going in odd directions that rapidly come to an unexpected halt that is common to seaport cities. To visit Seattle with a trailer following behind seems more than a little daunting. To find parking for the truck and trailer seemed an impossible task so we opted for a ferry ride into Seattle. A decision I may later live to regret.
The ferry station in Bremerton sits along side a park with five volcanoes fountains, erupting water to the delight of squealing children. What a beautiful tie between nature and art. We loved watching the children splashing and enjoying the day as we waited for our ferry. If we had more time.....I would have joined them in play.
The huge ferries allow you to drive aboard the ferry leaving your vehicle below or walk aboard as we did and enjoy the comforts of comfy seating or outside deck views.
Willing passengers provided snacks to gulls who followed along for the ride snatching chips thrown into the air.
This is a motor like the one that turns the restaurant level for the famous 360 degree view.
Other tidbits of information are on display for your amusement as well.
Views from Above
Yes, it really does look like a futuristic monstrosity..... (but if you are Paul Allen of Microsoft fame, you can build a museum any way you want!) More on this Museum in the next post......
Due to the length of the post today were I to continue I will finish this on another post.
Stay tuned for Part Two of Seattle.. and ...the Ferry Ride from Hell!
Until then .... Happy Trails