As one goes north in the summer, the hue of water deepens until it becomes an opaque, sometimes cobalt blue that in winter can silently change and appear more gray than anything, and as winter is long in northern climes, the gray can last for several months.
Seattle is no cookie cutter city. It boasts more than its fair share of specialties, including unrivaled seafood and the rise of an eclectic dining scene in recent years, plus several lakes (most notably Lake Washington and Lake Union), parks and fairly distinct neighborhoods. Consider the following quintessential activities during your trip:
Describing Washington, my state of origin, simulates describing an ex to someone who might want to date them, in that I simultaneously warn them of the bad parts while throwing in a “but you might really like it!” and a “I hope it works out for you!” Love is subjective, is it not?
One more day before I begin my solo road trip across the Western United States! Somehow I’ve whittled the packing down to a trunk-size wardrobe that will carry me through coastal, desert and mountain climates.
- 60 driving hours (without traffic, and not counting side trips such as national parks)
- 4,000+ miles
- 10+ cities through 7 states
- countless small towns, national parks and side treks
- several headaches