Seattle 07-2002

Back in 2002 Kathi and I drove to Seattle to visit my Dad (1500 miles in 3 days). One of the places we visited was the Last Resort Fire Department. The LRFD is run by Galen a retired Seattle fireman. Galen is very "meticulous".
As you can see from these pictures The building where he keeps his fire apparatus holds (I believe) 12 fire trucks.

Including one out front, and one hanging from the ceiling.

Everything in the LRFD is place with Meticulous care and all space is used.

We stayed at a friend of Bob's house. They were out of town so we house sat.
They had a cat named Mija.
Mija liked to wake us up in the morning by standing on us and using us as a scratching post. But we liked Mija.
We saw the Fremont Troll under the bridge.
Click on the picture below for a panoramic view of Lake Washington taken from above the I-90 Tunnel.
Yes the bridge is floating on the lake.

We also visited Jurassic Park. Jurassic park was a large piece of property owned by a lawyer friend of Bob's. It was called Jurassic park because it was green, overgrown and there were a lot of unusual animals there. It is no longer there, several month after we visited the animals were moved and the property sold. So without further ado here is a short clip from our visit there.

The loud chirping noise is an alarm call made by the deer.

We did some other things I don't have any decent pictures of, we did some antiquing, and drove up into the cascade mountains. A couple of days later we visited another friend of Bob's this guy used to be an insurance salesman (I think) he had model trains all over his his basement and garage.

Including his bathroom.

We went on a tour of a Russian Foxtrot-Class Cobra sub that I believe is still in Seattle.
Here some video of it.

I took a picture through the periscope.
All this wore my dad out.
We did some other things but these were the more interesting highlights. Kathi and I then drove home again (well mostly I drove) this time 1500 miles in 2 days. Man was I tired. Oh yeah for those who don't know when you drive through Oregon it is against the law to pump your own gas. It seems that 1. The old people want it that way and 2. they do it to keeps the freaky people employed.

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