Day 15: We're welcomed to Seattle

Trip Start Jun 05, 2008
Trip End Jun 24, 2008

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Today's blogger: Kory
Today's photog: Kelsey and Kory

We took our time driving south to Seattle today, including a few false moves around Everett, where we unsuccessfully looked for some antique shops. Once in Seattle, we found our hotel, the MarQueen, with no problems. We drove around the city just a bit to get our bearings, then checked in.

The MarQueen was built in 1918 as housing for Ford Model-T blacksmiths. Later it was used as apartments. Our suite has high ceilings and hardwood floors, a tiny reading room, a bedroom, bath, and kitchen. It appears - from the old cabinetry and fixtures - that a lot is original, although Mike and I have wondered if some walls have been moved/removed.

Anyway, we are delighted to be here, with a little more room to spread out and call home for 5 days, and, after a string of Comfort Suites (which we've been very pleased with, but are pretty much all the same), some individuality. Mike returned the rental car this afternoon while we explored the neighborhood: a used book store, a music store, and a fantastic grocery store all within one block! We're quite happy. If I said I wasn't a city girl before, I might be abour ready to take it back.

Total miles we racked up on the rental car in two weeks: 1,908 - a lot of them on bumper-to-bumper interstate and 2 lane highways!
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