from the road

Day 32: Across Washington to Seattle!

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.

Grand Coulee Dam

Harrison at Coulee Dam

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.

Wenatchee, WA


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.

Leavenworth sign


And now we’re in Seattle, WA, staying with our high school friend Andrew/”Steggy.” He has an amazing apartment.

view from Andrew's apartmentLook at the view. LOOK AT IT!!!

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.

original StarbucksAnd we saw Pike’s place, which wasn’t open at 8:00pm.

Pikes Place market


Wow, Steggy is tall. I forgot about that!

Harrison & SteggyHarrison 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.

coffee at Uptown Espresso


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!

clotheslines, SeattleI’m excited to see some of the city tomorrow. We can walk all around, and I won’t get all sweaty and cranky!!!! Seattle is awesome.