We love Washington! You probably read Lloyd’s posts about Spokane and he was pretty darn accurate. We had a great first day in Washington doing old-fashion amusement park stuff with the kids. It was a nice break from the usual hiking/woods/mountain activities we had been doing. It was also just neat to be in a city. The food, the entertainment, the people… you just don’t see people dressed up as Goth in the state and national parks! I guess you don’t really say “dressed up as” goth, it’s more like just Goth. The temperature on our first day was in the 80’s and it was very hot to be all Goth with the hair and the makeup and the black clothes… it seemed like a lot of work. We also saw people into the grunge thing. That looked a little easier. Even I can do grunge!!
Did Lloyd mention the coffee thing? The “Espresso” shack on every corner? It was cool. I especially loved the names… Hold Your Grounds or McSteamy’s. Good stuff! The other neat thing about our first day in Washington, was that I got up at 4:30 in the morning and it was light out! Gotta love a state that operates on “Y” time! Plus it’s really dry here and my hair has looked great!