Greetings from Seattle, WA! Wedding Victory Tour has officially made it to the west coast, and it is AWESOME. I am so relieved to see a coast again; I was not a fan of the brown mountains and scrubby terrain of the last few states.
Today, we drove to the Grand Coulee (pronounced “Coolie”) dam. We recently watched a TV special about how all dams are dangerous (Johnstown Flood, anyone?), but fortunately, this one did not break.
There is actually nothing around the Coulee dam. I do not recommend going there hungry. A few hours later, we had lunch in Wenatchee, WA, Apple Capital of the World.
We also passed through Leavenworth, WA, a former mining town which has now rebranded as a Bavarian Village. Everything is old German-themed! I saw “Der Heidelburger,” and the Bank of America had a charming wooden sign.
And now we’re in Seattle, WA, staying with our high school friend Andrew/”Steggy.” He has an amazing apartment.
We did a short walk around Steggy’s neighborhood before dinner.
Hey, look, the original Starbucks! I didn’t realize that the original mermaid logo was so, uh, breast-ful.
Wow, Steggy is tall. I forgot about that!
Harrison wants to drink a lot of coffee while we’re here, for good reason. Steggy’s girlfriend Megan assures me that there is lots of good tea in Seattle, so I will also go hunting for tasty beverages.
Okay, I have to say something: So far, I love Seattle! Granted, I have only been here for a few hours, and it could just be that the Pacific Northwest is a welcome relief after the seemingly unending stretches of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming. It’s just so nice to see water again, and the lack of humidity is awesome. AWESOME, I TELL YOU!