After a brief interrogation at the US border, we were in Washington (state, not DC!) and then onto Seattle. We called in at the Boeing factory on our way, which is absolutely huge. You don’t really notice when you’re in it though, as everything is relative, but when you think that there are four 777 (huuuge planes!) in front of you, you kind of realise! We don’t have any photos of the inside, as cameras aren’t allowed. Apparently the FBI wouldn’t be too pleased if you managed to sneak one in either.
We had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, which was absolutely amazing. So much choice, so much food, and it tastes really good too. Definitely need to get back on the running once we’re back! Then we popped down to Union Lake for a 4th of July firework display, which started with a helicopter flying past with the American flag dangling down!
We spent our last day in Seattle mostly at the Space Needle, where you go 500 feet in the air and get spectacular 360 degree views of the city. We also saw the first ever Starbucks – it’s unbelieveble when you see what they started from and where they are now.
This morning we took the ferry to Vancouver Island. It’s a lovely place, and warrants a post all of it’s own, so watch this space!