I love to travel. I like nothing more than to walk the streets of a new city and partaking of the local beers and local foods and customs. My latest trek was to Seattle. Before this, I had never been to the Great Northwest. We arrived just before Labor Day weekend. I live in South Texas and Labor Day is still the dog days of Summer for us here in San Antonio, so getting to Seattle and experiencing high temperatures in the 60s was amazing!
I did a lot of the usual tourist stuff there, visiting Pike Place Market and such. But Pike Market is such a great opportunity for some good images. With the color, the fish, the showmanship, and the crowds, it was easy to capture some fun and memorable images. I also found a few local artists and bought some small handcrafted pieces.
I was lucky to be traveling with some folks that had been there before, so we did some things off the beaten path a bit. We made a trek to the waterfall at Snoqualmie Falls. We were in the Northwest during the dry season, so the falls were not as torrential as they normally are, I am told, but it was still a beautiful site. And I, being the engineer that I am, enjoyed reading all of the markers about the hydro-electric plant that was built in the late 1800s and is still in operation today, powered by the river.
We also stopped at a great little place called The Fall City Roadhouse and Inn in a quaint 1920’s building and had the “Ugly Breakfast”. Man was it good! We ended the excursion with a trip to the Snoqualmie Indian Casio where I “donated” money to the tribe.
I think my favorite thing was the EMP Museum located under the Seattle Space Needle. The EMP had 4 or 5 AMAZING exhibits. My favorites were the Sci-Fi exhibit, the horror film exhibit, and the fantasy exhibit. The Sci-Fi exhibit had some GREAT props from Dr. Who (original series), BSG, 2001, the Terminator, and many more.
More photos of my Seattle Experience can be found below or at my Seattle Flickr Album.