Seattle

After reaching Oregon on Route 20, I headed up north to visit my friend Brett in Seattle. Here is the view I saw of Seattle’s skyline driving in from the south:

Seattle skyline

Most states have a simple square, rectangle, or circle as background for their state route numbers. Some have the state’s outline. But Washington is unique: it has an outline of George Washington’s head:

Washington Route 99

Brett and I walked around the campus of the University of Washington, and saw the world’s largest book.

UW Campus

We visited two well-known tourist destinations of Seattle: Pike’s Place Market and the Space Needle.

The Space Needle

At the Space Needle, I got to learn about the 1962 World’s Fair for which it was built. And saw views of the city, Puget Sound, and mountains in the distance. Here is (one of) the view(s) from the Space Needle:

View from Seattle's Space Needle

Upon entering the Space Needle, they took a picture of the two of us in front of a green screen, then allowed us to pick a background with the Space Needle to create a fake photo:

Me and Brett at the Space Needle

It was great to see my friend and catch up with him, as well as to tour a new city with a local expert! A few more photos from that day can be found here.

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