Bill Speidel’s Underground tour of Seattle

Bill Speidel’s Underground tour of Seattle

I had covered Seattle on land, water and the air. So, what was left to go beneath Seattle and explore its underground. So, i signed up for the underground tour of Seattle offered near the Pioneer Square. I couldn’t find much information about the contents of this tour online and one of my colleagues had gone for this a few months back and termed it “boring”, but this was anything.

Collecting USA state quarter coins

I have always collected coins or currency notes. When Cyprus joined the Euro, i started collecting the euro coins from different countries. When i came to US 3 weeks back, i started collecting the different state quarters. I now have quarters from 40 out of the 50 states of the United States. I put the information into a google docs spredsheet so that i can track them in a better.

Seattle harbor cruise

Seattle harbor cruise

Forced to write harbor cruise instead of harbour cruise because of the US of A standards! The Seattle harbor is just across the road from my office. We decided to try the harbor cruise last weekend. The weather was not so good. It had been raining incessantly from the morning, but the brochure of argosy cruises say that “come rain or shine, our cruises are always on time”. So, off.

Deception Pass bridge and state park, Washington

Deception Pass bridge and state park, Washington

The Deception pass bridge connects Whidbey island to Fidalgo Island which form the gateway to the San Juan islands. This bridge falls on the western part of I-20, also known as the north cascade scenic highway. We had planned to visit the North Cascades National Park and while researching , found out that I-20 runs on the south end of the park and is also referred to as the scenic.

Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula

Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula

After lunch on the Sunday before last, we just took out the map and started looking for some place to go. Along with the map, we had around a dozen guide magazines picked up from wherever they could be picked up from. After lot of analysis and 1.6x multiplications, we decided to drive to Port Townsend. We chose this place because the route would travelling across many islands and would.

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