Friday, August 31, 2012

Stanwood WA, more pics from Seattle

We are close to Marysville but closer to Stanwood so I'm going with that for our current location.  It is nice here!  We are on a lake, not a direct view but a view.  I will put a couple of pics up tomorrow of it.

I have more pics from Seattle, such a colorful city!  More tomorrow as well to finish.....I think;)

a tribute to firefighters in a park

Waterfall Park, where UPS originated

every park has it's resident musicians 

Seattle's oldest saloon, we had a beer here.......last time we were here!

ate lunch here, I had cod and chips and Mike had halibut and chips.  the fish was delish!!

famos Pike's Place Market, a very colorful place...

today I show you pics of fish......

....and flowers!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mt. Vernon WA, Seattle

Ah, how the time flies!  Tomorrow we head south just a bit to Marysville, WA.  We were supposed to be going all the way to Sunnyside, WA but we must get the short in the parking brake wiring in Paradise fixed at a Winnebago dealer and there is one in Marysville.  So plans are rearranged.  We will be there for 6 days. Hopefully we can then still get in some time at is wine country;)

Meanwhile, here is the first set of pics from our day in Seattle.  We took the train down there for the day on last Tuesday and had a great time:

the Mount Vernon train station

our train has arrived!

we knew we were arriving in Seattle when we saw the Space Needle!

inside the Glasshouse Gallery

the glassblower seemed very cool considering the oven behind him was 1250 degrees!!

then we visited a maritime antique gallery/store

I wonder if this figurehead was fashioned after a sea mans wife

all things nautical:)

maybe this one was;)

hmmmm, what an interesting compass!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mt. Vernon WA, La Conner

La Conner is a touristy town nearby.  It has a lot of old buildings that are on the historic site register. We enjoyed a walk about there and managed to get in a wine tasting;)

someone did not need their dock apparently and turned it into a fountain! creative

couldn't resist taking this pic

this ramp has been transformed but is, at least, still functional!

ok, we also stopped at this brewery on the way home;)

US Army Corp of Engineers Park, Iowa City, IA

Mike and I love it when we can find a COE park because they are always on water and our last stop at Coralville Lake was no exception.  A bi...