There was a school shooting too. A young man brought a gun and killed a fellow student, 15, and wounded three young female students. A brave teacher told him to put down the gun and lay on the floor! And he did! Pray for the victims. School districts in Seattle sent a cadre of psychologists to "help" the students at the school. Good intentions I guess.
I toured the Paul Allen funded museum that holds some great airplanes and some tanks. A Spitfire and a Flying Tigers P-40 were there too.
The state is all in for marijuana (cannabis) and there is a huge sign every few blocks advertising the dispensaries. And they are all over the place. Also, they have little kiosks selling coffee and other beverages and the gals in there are half naked! Apparently, they are flourishing and I saw many cars waiting in the lines to get their "joe". And I read where a person could be serviced there too and the cops were busting many of them. Cracked me up. Could you imagine that in our County? No way.
Drove out west of Seattle to see a very beautiful waterfall and the hotel next to it. Really like the old-fashioned places we remember from our childhood. And the flowers were beautiful too! The traffic though is horrendous all the time 24/7. I have to look up the population numbers and see why so much bumper to bumper. Highway 99 and I-5 go through there too. Massive jams. Gasoline was 50 cents a gallon more and eggs were really cheap. They have not decided to rip their people off for a cage of chickens yet.
Dining was fun and I had some good seafood dishes. I took the ferry across the way to Kingston and had a beer and looked around. Lots of room in those massive ferries. And they carry cars as well. But they ran on time and were comfortable. Also, Seattle is tunneling under their city to replace the Highway 99 Embacadero-like freeway on the water. Way over time, over budget and making a lot of people very mad. Same as California there. LOL!
All in all it was a fun trip and I thank my pal Judi for doing the driving.