I awoke to sun and the promise of more of the same in Seattle in this afternoon. I know I won’t want to stop in the Seattle area with the rig, so I decided to jump on this opportunity to go see a bit more of this beautiful city!
To get there, I decided to take back roads to explore a bit more of the Washington coast. I set off from home around 8:30, went into Bellingham to run a few errands, and then asked the GPS to take me to Seattle the long way around.
The route took me through downtown Bellingham and down a beautiful stretch of highway that used to be connected to the Pacific Coast Highway that still exists near Los Angeles. We then entered a stretch of farmland and small towns where every other house was a gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian.
Entering Anacortes, there were a lot of signs for ferries, but I ignored them until I got this little niggly feeling. The following conversation with myself ensued:
-You set the GPS to avoid ferries, right?
-Probably. And I checked the route ahead of time.
-Check it again.
-Road, road, road, freeway, arrival. No, that’s FRY. Not freeway. FERRY!
I pulled over and reset the GPS to take me to Seattle by land only! I wasn’t really that far out of my way, thank goodness.
Approaching Everett, the GPS led me onto I-5 for a bit and that’s where I decided to stick to the interstate, not wanting to spend an hour navigating city traffic and also to make sure I knew what lanes to be in with Miranda when I drive through there on Tuesday morning.
I got to Seattle at one, parked, and headed to buy tickets for the attraction I’d picked. Next post!