Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Day In Seattle!

Howdy Everyone,

I know it's been a while, so I will try to do catch up on the next couple of blog post.  We made a trip to Seattle to get a check up done for me before we started out on our RV adventure for the year.  After getting the all clear from the doctor, we stopped here.   Hahaha....  I know.  Don't say it!  



Somebody was excited about the possibilities that lay behind the counter.....


In was struck by the "artsy" environment that seemed to have escaped my glance the last time I was in this establishment.


Anticipation.....isn't that a song??


And the mission has been accomplished!


Now, I'm getting excited too!



but not for long.....they were NOT good.....:-(.  I mean what is that pasty taste that is left in your mouth when you finish one of those things??
We left and headed down the road.
 

I caught a glance of this at one of the stop lights.  Seattle has some of the most interesting art in the most interesting places.


We reached our destination for the day.   Now, we're talking!


Two happy campers.....:-).


This is the Cavanaugh House.  Col. James Cavanaugh was in charge of the Lock construction from 1911-1917.  This is now the house of the Col in charge of the Seattle region US Army Corps Of Engineers.

 We had to go down these stairs to get to the water front.



Chris decided to embrace his "inner tree".........hahaha
Yeah, it's not working.....ha


We made it down to the locks.  The water was beautiful.


There is  a straight shot forward down toward the Freemont Cut.


Chris did the measurement to see how many thousands gallons of water flowed through the locks per minute.  Too much to drink!


This train bridge was opened to allow boats to safely pass through the locks.



This was the first one that we saw that came through.  This boat is a racing boated named "Obsession".



The lock keepers let the water in so that the boat would raise to the level needed to go into the cut.

 

This building is the Hiram Chittenden building thingee.  It has the original machinery to operate the Locks.  The administrative offices are also located in this building.


the yacts starting arriving and lining up one after another.  The smaller boats had to tie along side and onto the larger ones.  I have no idea why.  My guess is they might get squished if they got caught in between them.

this is a tug boat used to position ships and barges in relation to anchorage or mooring. Better known in my words as "parking"....ha



We started back toward the gates as it has been a very long day.  I thought this was a very pretty shot.



 I miss the little garden we had at the condo.  these flowers were beautiful!



 This my friends is a flower called "Foxglove".  This is where we get the heart medication called digitalis from.  It is highly poisonous until it is processed.


This one is called "Bird Of Paradise."


 We were starving and this place was just outside the gate.


Mr. Viking was sporting his USA shirt.  I think he's one of us! ......:-).


And the food arrived!  We probably should have made better choices here.
But that didn't kill his mood at all....haha


That is way to much fried food!  We ate half and left the other half.



It was a great day and we are glad you were able to go with us!

See you on the road!

3 comments:

Scootard said...

We do enjoy the locks. It's fun to watch the boats take the elevator.

Trobairitz said...

Such a beautiful day to be out in the sunshine. Beautiful views of the water too.

Scooterchick said...

Yes, it was a lovely day. We are looking forward to more beauty when we start our travels!