This winter I happened to be in Seattle and I knew the place wouldn’t disappoint. Surrounded by the Mount Rainer, Olympic and the North Cascades National Parks with Puget Sound and beautiful lakes within miles of each other, there is always something that steals your gaze!
There are a whole lot of day trips from Seattle which I plan to do sometime in the future, but this blog is mostly about the city!
I believe that the best way to explore a place is to walk around and use public transport. It gives you an elevated sense of freedom and of course time to get the picture you always wanted. Though I had to wait for that elusive sunny day, I wasn’t disappointed by what awaited me!
Seattle has a lot to do, though the thing most associated with the city might be the space needle. The Seattle city center houses the Needle as well as the Museum of Pop Culture and the Chihuly Gardens and Glass. I planned to walk around downtown, hop on the short monorail, visit the parks and piers with splendid views the Elliot Bay as well as spend time in the old restaurants in the Pike Place market.
Yet, the best experience was to experience a seaplane ride taking off from Lake Union. And guess what, I got to be in the co-pilot’s seat! The flight was a bit shaky but totally worth the time!
Having grown up playing flight simulator games (Jane’s combat WWII fighter’s! Who could imagine enjoying a 1998 game even today!), I have a special corner for WWII aircraft. The Museum of flight is cool place to be in, if you happen to be like me! There are flight simulators as well as some of those Mustangs and Spitfires. (And possibly all the others you can Allied and Axis aircraft you can name!)
Now, why do I get a feeling you want to go to Seattle?
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