Tale of Two Cities

Complimentary photo of Timm and Theresa at the Seattle Space Needle

We have purposefully avoided cities on our trip, except when we needed to restock and refuel.  But we recently got to experience two of the largest cities in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle and Vancouver.

As you may recall, we had to dash through Canada to reach Seattle in time for Theresa to catch her flight back to Kentucky to close on our house sale.  I spent the week in Seattle, getting maintenance done on the RV and SUV, buying new tires for the SUV, washing both our vehicles and dogs, etc., while Theresa was away.  The weather in Seattle was fantastic–sunny and warm the entire time–quite unlike its reputation for chilly rain and gloom.  When Theresa returned, we spent a day exploring downtown Seattle, which seemed clean, safe, and bustling with activity.  Seattle is a top contender for where we may want to live after our trip has finished.

As for Vancouver, though it too is a beautiful city, we hadn’t planned on spending any time there due to our tight schedule.  But a bad recommendation by our GPS sent us through the heart of downtown Vancouver on a busy summer Sunday.  It was a 2-hour white-knuckle drive through crowded, narrow city streets in our wide RV with tow car.  Fortunately we made it through the city with no bumps and got to see many parts of Vancouver.

Please check out our photo tour of these two cities:


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