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Tuesday, Nov 7, 2006 from Seattle, Washington
Posted: Nov 7, 2006 | 338 words | 1 Comments
The drive from Spokane to Seattle was, well, eh. I was planning to take US-2 across the state to take my time, see the scenic route, and get off the interstate. Well it was raining and pouring and I had a feeling it was going to rain the entire way. It did. With my prediction I decided to take I-90.
Fine and dandy, it was still a beautiful drive, I guess, if I try to stay optimistic. But one thing is for sure, I didn’t expect to see tumble weeds in Washington. There isn’t a lot to see between Spokane and Ellensburg.
Alright, so pretty much the rain ruined the drive. The Snoqualmie pass was stunning, at least I think it was behind all the rain and fog. There were endless waterfalls, hills, and trees. It could have been the most beautiful spot on the trip if I could see some of it. I’m tempted to drive back that way just so I can see it again.
And I never expected an hour traffic back up in the middle of Washington. However, there was a minor mudslide that filled at least one lane. There were at least a half-dozen of spots on the interstate that were flooded with water and various debris across the road like mud and branches. They were pretty poor conditions. Hopefully I can have at least one sunny day while I’m in Washington.
Driving through downtown Seattle was pretty spectacular though. I arrived! All the way to Seattle from Baraga. Seattle is a place I’ve been wanting to come to for years and I already like it. For the first night or two I’m staying with my friend Nicole who I studied abroad with two years ago. She just moved to Seattle a month ago and I couldn’t pass up the chance to catch up and see how she’s doing. She gave me a short walking tour of her Fremont neighborhood and I have to say I’m sold. Seattle is a pretty cool place.
Comment by elayne
From seattle, WA
Well, you hit Western Washington during a --seriously-- record rainfall. I guess I didn't remember the disaster of 1990, but this weekend's rain is being compared to that. So welcome! This is the crappy weather we're so well-known for. Too bad you missed the dry, hot summer we had. So hot, we were complaining. Lol, I've been mildly paying attention to the extemporaeneous comments the meteorologists make whilst delivering the weather report, and I think that in this town, the narrow band of 67-74 degrees is our tolerable limit. Either it's too cool, too warm, windy, cloudy, etc. If it's in that band of temperature and clear out, well, fine and dandy. Damned weather people are controlling our lives! Everyone says to visit the Pike Place Market, but it really is a nice place to visit, if you can look out the windows at the view as you shop. Cheers!