Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Brother Russel came to visit - Part 5

June 10, 2008 - Tuesday - Museum of Flight, Fisherman’s Terminal, Chittenden Locks
We started the morning at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, next door to the Seattle Boeing plant. We spent most of the day there. It was huge. There were planes from the very beginning of Aviantion (The Wright Brother's) to Space Travel.

My favorite part of the museum was the space part. It had a lot of pictures of the planets and stars. I was just mesmurized. The planes were huge and small. There was a theater there so when I got tires of walking I just sat down and watched the 15 minute movies. I was in there for about 1 hour and never saw the same movie twice.
One of the other things that was on display at the museum was a Mini Van. This was a cool car, made by FORD - it did not have reveiw mirrors - what it had was cameras and you watched the backing up or cars driving next to you on a television screen. THE NEW CAR OF THE CENTERY!

Then we drove out to find the Locks. We got a little lost and drove around the Lake Washington and Lake Union area. We found the fisherman’s terminal and saw a ship that is featured on “Deadliest Catch” called the Sea Star. The terminal looked like it was built to be a tourist place but it never caught on. We were able to walk out on the piers and see and touch the boats. Big and little boats, pleasure and work boats, new and old.

When we finally got to the locks we walked around the beautiful gardens and looked for boats that were going to go through the locks. Sadly there were no ships traveling at the time that we were there. They also have a place to watch the Salmon run but again there was no Salmon. The gardens were filled with a great many different flowers and trees. We saw lots and lots of color.

After we left the Locks, we drove back to downtown. We got out and walked around the Seattle Sculpture gardens. There was not that much to see there but we did watch the sunset.

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