My Weird (in a good way) Trip to Seattle
August 29, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to do some traveling with my husband for work. Like any good MCPL employee or customer, I used resources found in our Library to turn our trips into memorable vacations.
Our latest trip was to the Pacific Northwest and included the usual sightseeing highlights like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and the North Cascades National Parks. However, our journeys also took us off the beaten path to other interesting (and economical) destinations based on our findings from the Library. Weird Washington by Jeff Davis and Al Eufrasi steered us toward more unusual tourist spots, such as the Recycled Spirits of Iron roadside sculpture garden, the Fremont Troll under the George Washington Bridge, and the teeny tiny Wayside Chapel with seating for just 8 people. Another of my favorite finds was the Market Theater Gum Wall in Post Alley under Pike Market. It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009, second only to the Blarney Stone. And yes, I left my own mark in downtown Seattle!
Before that next trip, look in the Library to see if where you are going has any weirdness of its own.