Our first tour was to the Boeing's Everett factory site where the 700's (747,767,777, & 787) are made. Unfortunately, you cannot take anything, and they stress anything into the factory. We were told the story of someone dropping their camera onto a wing resulting in someone paying for a very expensive dent.
Boeing Everett Factory Facts
- the biggest building on earth by volume
- has enough space for 911 basketball courts
- is run like a small city with its own fire department, security, medical staff, cafeterias and coffee shops
The photo below was taken at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. My advice - drive to the factory on your own if you can. When we saw how much it was for admission at the Everett factory, we wished we had driven ourselves. Most of our money went toward transportation with one of these touring companies.
What is it about a public market that draws me? I think it is a place where all five senses are thrown into overdrive or probably overload. Hubby and I love it!!!!!
Pike Place Public Market is fantastic. We stopped at the place where they throw the fish as featured on a Travel Channel or Food Network show I saw but I couldn't catch it on my camera. We wandered through the Market, had a meal at the Jasmine Thai (now in love with Thai food), and wandered some more at the shops across from the Market.
Walking along we ran into a LONG line of folks outside a Starbucks. When Hubby found out the reason, he quizzed me as to why they were there. I offhandedly said because it was the very first Starbucks. Bingo!
The second photo below is my contribution to Coffee History for all you coffee lovers from your tea loving sister :).
Sufficiently fortified, we walked up Pine to catch the Monorail to the Space Needle - its only stop and about a two minute ride. The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It was "far out" for its time and fifty-two years later, it was still neat to ride to the top. Enjoy the photos below of the Needle and the views of Seattle and beyond.