Thoughts halfway through this journey
Well, we’ve been here in Seattle since Saturday night.
Beautiful. Absolutely love all of the foliage on and along the highway noise walls, medians, overpasses, etc. Love it.
Could spend much more time in Pike Place Market. Would be thrilled to live somewhere with a market half as neat.
Could probably live in Washington state but not in Seattle. I am incapable of taking seriously anyone who minces and simpers. I would get in trouble.
I am also not skinny enough to live in Seattle. The OAM said, “Yeah, but you would do a lot more walking.” And my response was, “Sure but I also know where to find good chocolate, pastry, and bread to make up for the expended calories.”
Had lunch at the cafe in North Bend made famous in Twin Peaks for the cherry pie and “damn fine coffee.”
Yeah. The OAM on the spot assessment: it was like a Dean Koontz book. Full of promise but ultimately devoid of content with a disappointing ending. His next career is food critic.
Would slit my own and possibly other throats if I had to live in Roslyn (where Northern Exposure was filmed). Not even Thanksgiving yet and they were shoveling a lot of snow off the sidewalks. Was gorgeous driving through Snoqualmie Pass. It looked like a German Christmas card. Could not live there.
Today hopefully better weather for a few hours to get back out to Olympic National Park. Can’t go up to some overlooks without snow chains but the far west rainforest side with the beaches might be okay. And the furthest northwest point of the US is supposed to be well worth the trip, according to local coot and woodcarver at Fat Smitty’s burger joint.
(All shitty pictures here are my camera phone pictures. The artist won’t release any of his shots till he approves them so I take crummy ones of my own along the way for immediate use.)