What Does Seattle Have for Fun?

by Robdar 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • Robdar


    Thank you for all the suggestions!

    I am planing on the hydroplane to Victoria. They are docked but go back on cruise on the 18th. So, I lucked out. I am also planning on visiting China town and the Asian museums. Also, the coffee houses are a must.

    I have never heard of the Hiram Chittenden Locks but will look that website up. I was also thinking of a duck ride.

    Wow, there is more to do than I knew. Thanks again for the suggestions.


  • Robdar
    The market is a good place to go as well (Pike Place Market) as well as the waterfront area.

    GSX, thank you for the idea. I always enjoy the local market places and am pleased that Seattle has one. I will look that up on a Seattle website.



  • TorturedSoul



  • Trauma_Hound

    Sol Duc hot springs is closed this time of year. The vogue sunday nights, for fetish night. :)

  • Robdar



    Tortured Soul, is that your name and number? Are you telling me that you are fun or that you want to have some fun?


    Edited by - robdar on 5 January 2003 8:41:42

  • LB

    Not me in the photo, I'm much older and way more immature than that guy.

    Diane good grief, I hope that's not your home number you put online.

  • Marcos

    Hey Robdar,

    I don't know if you like driving around but on nice day trip is to drive to Mukilteo and take the ferry over to Clinton on Whidbey Island. You can drive the length of the island and see some small towns along the way. One town is Coupeville. Small but interesting to look at. Lots of small shops and restautants. Penn Cove mussels are a local specialty. There is a museum/restaurant at the end of a pier that is interesting.

    From Coupeville continue north to Oak Harbor the county seat of Island County. Oak Harbor's main claim to fame is the Navy Base. In general, Oak Harbor is clean and well laid-out. Continue on the main hiway to the Deception Pass Bridge. This is a beautiful sight! The bridge spans a narrow straight and there is a park that has trails that lead down to the water. Take a camera and shoot this bridge from every possible angle. The cliffs, trees, water and mist are incredible!

    From there you can continue on to Anacortes and take a ferry to Victoria / Vancouver or to visit the other San Juan Islands. This area is beautiful even in the middle of winter. That is to say, the whole state.

    Alternately, you can head back to Seattle on the side roads (this takes a while) or by I-5 (about an hour and a half) Stop by any city or town on the way. It is all interesting.

    An interesting thing (for me) is when you get to the road that leads south from Anacortes, just before you leave Lopez Island, there is an Indian casino (the Swinomish tribe). Next door to the casino is a very well stocked tobacco shop. If you want to pick up any tobacco product (like a box of good cigars, hint, hint) you can get a pretty good price and avoid an UNGODLY state tobacco tax. I think the tax is currently at about 75%. There will be no more chances on the way to Seattle. There is another "rez" in Marysville, but last time I checked, they were out of the tobacco business.

    My, how I DO go on about my hobbies! Sorry.

    Just some ideas. Someone who lives there can tell you more about the area. You can also reverse the trip and it is just as interesting.


    P.S. About the ferry. I lived on Whidbey for a short time (about 3 months) and commuted to a contstruction job daily on the mainland. The trip is short, about 15 or 20 min. But the things that can happen! Did you know that orcas (killer whales) have the right-of-way!? If a pod of whales crossed in front of the ferry, the ferry must stop. You could be in for a real treat as you watch them swim by. No guarantee but it is a possibility.

  • Makena1

    Robyn - glad to hear you will be checking out Seattle and the vicinity. In addition to the other great ideas posted, I recommend hitting all the wineries - most are a little north of Seattle in Woodinville (St Michelle, Columiba, DeLille, Matthew Cellars etc) and Issaquah (Snoqualmie falls and the Salish Lodge).

    If you would like a winery tour director - drop us an email! We have memberships for reserve tastings.

    Happy touring!

    Mak and Sabine

  • Robdar


    Thanks for all your suggestions. I have been checking ferries and the only one that I can find that runs all year is the hydroplane from Seattle. I guess I had better get on line to do more investigating. Thank you for the information about the Indian reservation. I have never been to one and that seems like a great idea. I have several male relatives that are into tobacco, and who can turn down a good cigar? Not me! Thanks again.


  • Robdar

    Mak and Sabine,

    It sounds great although I am not sure if I have time enough on my itinerary to do wine tastings. How 'bout coffee? Would you like to meet somewhere? I am sending you an email with my home phone number. Thanks for the suggestions.



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