The post was not published as Internet access on the ship was a prohibitive price of $9.75 for 15mins or the package of 7 days at $25 per day, but you had to buy the 7 days not just one or two. It is now August 22 and this morning we disembarked in Seattle and are now comfortably ensconced in a city hotel which has free wifi. ( my US mobile wifi hotspot has 'run out' as I only bought a month's access and it also didn't work in Canada or Akaska, despite what the salesman said in LA :-/)
So last week...
After a lovely stay in Vancouver, DH, DsD3, her partner and I set off for Seattle. We had talked about doing the journey by train...by bus, but both DsD3 and Alannah felt that we could all fit in Alannah's car...with all our luggage...and we did! Not everything fitted in the boot/ trunk, so we had 'overflow' on the floor and between the back seats.
The border isn't very far from Vancouver and the girls regaled us with stories of 4 hour waits to get through... But today was a good day!
We did stop shortly after for a snack and drink for the young people in our group and I had a play with some fun supermarket trolleys at Fred Meyer's!
Our next stop was the town of Everett; first for lunch...
And the Boeing factory is in Everett! And this factory is huge being spread over many acres!
Adjacent to the carpark were lots of new planes awaiting delivery to their respective countries. Despite the drizzling rain, DH was out there taking photos!
People were lining up to play in the cockpit on display...
After that, we were bussed to another building with a moving assembly line...very slow moving. Again it was all so interesting. The buses were needed as the site is so huge and the buildings are way apart. Unfortunately for us that afternoon, it not only rained, but it poured as we moved from the bus to the buildings and back again.
But despite being a bit damp after the tour, I had fun in the gift shop!
These little 'aircraft' key rings, light up with flashing lights and quite realistic engine noises when you press the white button on the 'nose'...cute and perfect for the 'little people', Lucy and Max! And I have enjoyed playing with them too! Lol
DH and I have lots of photos taken on the cruise so stand by for a few posts about what we saw in Alaska. We have one more week until we are home...2 nights in Seattle and then head to Huntington Beach for 2 nights with DH's cousin. We have been posting parcels of items we've bought on our travels, back to Adrienne to save us lugging them around with us. So we have to call in there before we leave! Lol