Day Six-nine
Seattle, WA to Bellingham, WA
August 16th, 2000

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian- Seattle & seeing Chris
Theresa- Pike Street Market in Seattle 
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
(4772 total)
sunny, low eighties
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
 no fillup
 parakeets on a dashboard, fish at Pike's Place Market
Chris & Susan's
Bellingham, WA
Blue Spruce Campground
Prince George, BC

Daily Narrative    The day began at Mike and Glenda's just outside of Seattle.  Brian is pleased to note that their recently finished remodel has finally formalized his room, bath and separate entrance.  After seeing Mike, Glenda, Adam and Amanda off to work, appointments and summer camp, Brian and Theresa headed into Seattle for a day of touristing.  After securing some awefully spendy parking on Seattle's waterfront, we walked and shopped through Pike's Place Market, hit a cafe for some brunch and headed for the Seattle Art Museum.  After a pleasant look at the museum's collection, we headed back to the waterfront and got our new car out of hock.  Next we were off to the collosal new REI we had spied from the freeway.  After poking around REI, we headed off by foot to the new Experience Music Project, a big music museum type thing built by Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen.  The EMP is definitelly an experience, and not a cheap one at $20 a piece.  After paying admittance you are outfitted with a large CD device with a shoulder strap and a remote Palm Pilot type controller.  As you wander around you aim your Palm Pilot at exhibits and it wirelessly takes a cue and starts the appropriate audio program on your CD device.  Very complicated, pretty cool, very crowded.  There are long lines for the popular exhibits, the Jimi Hendrix Gallery and the Jam Studio.  The "Funk Blast" is a must.  After returning to REI and our vehicle, we extracted ourselves from Seattle and headed north to Bellingham to the home of another pal, Mike's brother Chris.

Daily Pictures

The Beetle parked out front of Mike and Glenda's very cute abode
Some very cute children to go with the cute house, Amanda and Adam
Our gracious hosts Mike and Glenda
Adam is a little camera shy
Amanda is all about the camera
Mike displays his Billy Bass with reserved pride
Brian taking a break on some very cool mosaics
Downtown Seattle
Theresa was very excited to visit the Public Market
A large moving sculpture outside the Seattle Museum of Art
The climbing wall at the new REI
The Space Needle
The EMP, designed by award winning architect Frank Gherry, or so says Theresa
His dynamic style of architecture usually involves smooth, wavey surfaces
The monorail track at the EMP
One more cool picture of the EMP
The sun setting on Seattle

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