Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 13 (Aug 19): Seattle and drive to Olympic

Statue of Lenin in Fremont. This statue was brought to US after the fall of Communism. The original owner of this statue was said to have moved and left the statue standing here. It has been here since and has become a landmark in the area.

Ballard Locks - this is an important passage in the 8-mi Lake Washington Ship Canal that connects Puget Sound's saltwater Shilshole Bay to freshwater Lake Washington and Lake Union. Here, we saw boats going through locks, and salmon fighting the stream to swim upstream to spawn.

After visiting Theo chocolate factory, a Vietnamese lunch, a few record stores and more coffee at Vivace, we head into the national parks again.