Friday, July 16, 2010

PNW Trip - Day 5, Part 1

Today was our last full day in the PNW, as day 6 meant that we got up O'Dark Thirty to get to the airport. So we decided to make the best of it!

We attended another event, this time in the Freemont section, north of Seattle. Today was 4th of July, so we knew it would be busy everywhere! We passed a park on the water that had people lined up outside of the gates waiting to get in. At 9:30 in the morning!

Freemont was a LOT of fun! This is a really quirky section of Seattle. AND, the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE! Just look at the sign below!

Ok, so I almost cut it off, but this is the "Center of the Universe" sign. Quite comical, and had distances to many sporadic locations like... Atlantis-663 Fathoms; Bermuda Triangle-37,553 miles; Milky Way-69 light years; Guggenheim-2,653 miles; Troll-2 blocks; Timbuktu-10,021 Km; Noogie-Top of head. And many more! It really was a fun sign!!

Here is a picture of the event we attended, taken from a draw bridge nearby.

And here is the draw bridge opening for a sailboat. This bridge is famous for a neon sign of Rapunzel in the bridge house tower.

This building was in the middle of town, and I just thought the design was very artful. Artful Architecture, if you will.

And then there was the Troll. The Troll is a local landmark, built under the George Washington Bridge. He has one eye (a hubcap) and is crushing an actual VW Bug in his left hand. As you can tell from the picture, he is HUGE, interactive, and he had a boogie.........
You can read all about him here if you so desire.

We had a great time exploring, and tomorrow, you will see Part 2 of our day in Freemont.


1 comment:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

The PNW reminds me a little bit of where I live. Even though I live in the South - of another country entirely.

Looks like you had so much fun!