The Grove, West Seattle Inn
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... Seattle, while Pamela and I waited for our friends from Seattle to pick us up in their car. Caroline and Mike, Pamela's cousins parents, have very generously asked us to stay with them for the next 5 days on Mercer Island, Seattle, so we were picked up by them at Pier 91, loaded our massive suitcases into their car, then after a nice bit of commentary arrived at their lovely house, where we had a nice chat, relax, ...
... Not even Patrick Jane style meditation techniques worked. So I was tired even before I began my epic day.
We got down to business early. Sarah decided to join Seb and I for a Coastie reunion, and the three of us hired bikes from the hostel. After a delicious free breakfast of eggs (creepy looking white eggs), we quickly ducked into the markets to buy some fresh essentials for the day. My choices were half a baguette, navel oranges, a heckload of green ...
... The sand is a grey-brown color. Definitely not Florida beaches! We also stumbled upon the marina. The number of yachts and sailboats in this marina! And the price of these boats! Oh my!
Finally we found a hole in the wall Mexican restaurant, Seņor Moose. Despite apparent it was super. And spicy!
Home to sleep and on to Canada next!
Miles travelled: 640
Hours on the road: 11.5
Total miles: 3647
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Sunday 20th July – Wednesday 23rd July
To get to Seattle we decided to drive through Mount Rainier National Park so that we could see the mountain better, as we had a great view of part of it from the Yakima Wineries along with Mount Adams. However, the mist and fog decided this was not to be – the mountain was out for the day. It was still a beautiful drive and the park is stunning and scenic so all was ...
... background so we took a picture. Down by the water we passed a large ampersand sign that is part of the installation titled 'Love & Loss' (Roy McMakin, 2005-2006).
Down the shore path toward the pier was an interesting fountain sculpture of a naked man and his son. In 'Father and Son' (Louis Bourgeois, 2004-2006) the two men a partially hidden from each other by the two fountains that surround them. I didn't get a picture of this one for some ...