We had half the day in Seattle before needing to go back to the hotel to go to SEA TAC.
The MarQueen was built in 1918 as the Seattle Engineering School, it was used to retrain blacksmiths to work at the Ford assembly plant at Lake Union. It is historical, and cute.
We started the day somewhere else that was totally new to me, wandering next to Lake Unions houseboats. I gave the driver the address to the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. The only way to see this particular houseboat is by water vessel, but it gave us a starting point.
Surprisingly this area is NOT packed with tourists.
Some of these homes sell for millions of dollars, while others sell for... less.
When we return we would like to rent one on Airbnb.
It was recommended by numerous people that we visit REI while in Seattle, since this is where REI was founded, in 1938, and we are happy REI members.
The store is huge.
There is even a Ranger Station inside.
No, there is not a pizza place. We stopped in, again, at Masonry Pizza, for a margherita pizza.
Yep, it was that good.
Before we knew it we were back in SoCal.
It was a quick trip but so worth it.
Hmmmm, where to next?...