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Touring Seattle, WA

After the overnight in Prosser, WA it was on to Seattle, WA for a white-coat ceremony and some exploring. First off was the graduation.

I have been to Seattle many times, but never had the opportunity to visit the University of Washington. The white-coat ceremony gave me the opportunity to explore a bit, and I found it to be one of the most stunning campuses I’ve been to. The campus is green, lush, and the architecture is timeless. Overcast skies only rounded out the forest-feel, and I found myself getting lost in the heritage of the surrounding flora integrating itself with the beautiful buildings.

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That night we went pub crawling to some local bars. Walking around Seattle is very entertaining. I’m not a big-city guy myself, but I really enjoyed finding these little gems of personality near Green Lake.

Walking by a closed shop with an Underwood typewriter in the window. I can’t be the only person to think of House of Cards when I see this beaut.

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An awesome Chevy overland rig hanging out at Thurston’s Bistro.

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A shoddy pic of a great sunset over Green Lake.

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The next day we headed to the hills near Issaquah, WA. We intended to hike a trail behind Issaquah High School called Hidden Forest. Well, it lived up to its name because we couldn’t find it, nor could several other wandering groups looking for the same trail during our hike. It turned out very well, as there is a large network of trails out there in Tiger Mountain State Forest. Our route ended up taking us from Issaquah HS to Section Line Trail, Nook Trail, Tradition Lake, Puget Power Trail, and Adventure Trail back to the trailhead. It turned out to be a beautiful loop with plenty of elevation change, water, lush foliage, open fields, and great sights. There’s even a rusted out bus laying on its side out there.

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That night was spent at Die Bierstube, a German bar that is nothing but trouble. The pictures were either corrupted or destroyed by the government.

Seattle sent us home the next day as the weather really decided to roll in.

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