September 30, 2022
October 5, 2022
I stayed with friends for my visit to Seattle and, as in previous cases where this happened, I did not get out as much as usual. The first two nights were actually on Whidbey Island and the last three in Seattle. I did get to see some sights along the way. And I learned the elementary mechanics of juggling from one of my friends. I even purchased some juggling balls from Amazon. I have a lot of work to do.
Although the drive from Vancouver to Whidbey Island is not that long, it took most of the day since the border entry consumed almost four hours of the time. The lineup of cars was over one mile long. When I got to the front I learned why. Of the five entry points, only two were open. I was not pleased.
I did get to spend one day in downtown Seattle and made a trip to the famous Pike Place Market. Much to my chagrin, I did not get to see any salmon throwing. I did meet one interesting woman from Los Angeles who I hope to interview when I arrive in that city. So, that would be two interviews out of my time in Washington state.
Unlike Vancouver, I did not travel to The Jungle, officially known as the East Duwamish Greenbelt in Seattle, to witness the homelessness. My understanding is that it has tent encampments similar to its northern neighbor. I will be interested in finding out whether the next few cities are similar.