Friday, June 4, 2010

Taking the Seattle Tour

Our daughter's roommate stayed with us for a week, so we went out to see a few of the beautiful sites near where we live in the Seattle area. Here's a few pics. Hover over each one to see what it is you're looking at.

Stadium High School
Washington State Ferry Sytem
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Fish Market
Alaska Airlines
The Tacoma Museum of Glass


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!
Claudia Kuiper

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought that it rained 360 days a year out there. I have heard that WA is a beautiful state. Are the beaches too cold for swimming?

I understand that most people in WA are "spiritual but not religious." I have always wondered why the Pacific Northwest was less Christian than the rest of the country. Will the liberal grunge mindset start to change anytime soon?

Scott Diekmann said...

Seattle doesn't get much more rain than anywhere else - just more clouds. It's cloudy for the majority of the time from mid-October through May, and rainy but usually just light rain. June is often fairly cloudy as well. July 10 through September is almost all sun and warm. That's when to come visit.

The "spiritual but not religious" phrase perfectly fits the northwest. I think the grunge mindset has changed, but the liberal hasn't. We'll be "tracking the Spirit" for a long time to come.

Scott Diekmann said...

I neglected to answer part of your question anonymous. There really aren't a whole lot of beaches around the Seattle area, at least not ones with broad sandy spots. Even in the summer the water is pretty cold, although it is possible to get in if you don't mind the initial shock.

Scott Diekmann said...

Thank you Claudia.

Kari said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. My brother-in-law that lives out there said recently it's been raining a lot.
I liked the "Underground Tour" when we visited (some people laugh at me for liking it, but I did, but I love history). We also went out to some island, state park on a ferry and had a salmon meal, and the Indians danced. Hope to visit Seattle again someday.
BTW, you going to Houston?

Scott Diekmann said...

I'm not going to Houston Kari. My employer moved my annual recurrent training up by two months, and conveniently placed it right on top of the convention.