After today my whole image of Seattle has changed. It’s always had a similar reputation to London – dreary rain pretty much year round. In fact this morning we dressed accordingly, expecting the sea air to make it colder than what we’d been used to. Turns out the sun didn’t get the memo about what your average tourist expects in this town!
Our exploration of the city started via the Monorail. Any decent sized ‘Simpsons’ fan will know this meant we had a pretty catchy tune in our heads for the journey! It didn’t stop at Ogdenville though, just the local mall where Joe quite accurately proclaimed ‘There are a lot of weirdoes here’.
I can’t honestly say we got our moneys worth as, despite the awesome views of Mount Ranier and the city, we only stayed for about 20 minutes. I’d like to say this was due to some cooler reason, but in reality we both felt a little uncomfortable up there as we were sure we could feel it swaying!
Over the last couple of days I’ve gotten tired of carrying around both a camera bag and a handbag, so earlier in the day I made a quick purchase in Old Navy to get a bigger bag that could hold everything for the rest of the trip. As we didn’t have time to waste shopping I just grabbed the first one I saw that would suffice, but entering Safeco Field for the game the bag checking dude asked me if I’d made it myself. Ouch. Fashion fail for me!
So, until tomorrow…
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