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Joseph Gruber


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A Weekend in Seattle

The Seattle skyline, including Mount Rainier and the Space Needle, as the sun sets and casts a purple and pink glow in the sky
Colors of Seattle by Joseph Gruber

While I originally had planned to visit Seattle, Washington during my long road-trip coming up next year, I quickly realized while planning what to do in Seattle that it would take much more than a single day to see all of what this area had to offer!

So, over the long Veterans Day weekend I took a trip out to Seattle and was astounded by the beauty of the area. From the astonishment of the magnificent Mt Rainier every time I turned a corner, to a fantastic tour of the Boeing Plant in Everett, WA, and an astonishingly gorgeous sunset over Puget Sound and the downtown Seattle skyline, the weekend was truly splendid.

Enjoy some of the photos from trip above and if you ever get the chance, go visit Seattle yourself!

Mt Rainier as seen behind the cargo cranes of the Port of Seattle
Mt Rainier as seen behind the cargo cranes of the Port of Seattle
The Seattle waterfront near Pike Place Market looking over the ferris wheel tourist attraction with Mt Rainier in the background
The Seattle waterfront near Pike Place Market looking over the ferris wheel tourist attraction with Mt Rainier in the background
Tossing fish around at the Pike Place Fish Market
Tossing fish around at the Pike Place Fish Market
Mt Rainier as seen behind the cargo cranes of the Port of Seattle
Mt Rainier as seen behind the cargo cranes of the Port of Seattle
The Seattle waterfront near Pike Place Market looking over the ferris wheel tourist attraction with Mt Rainier in the background
The Seattle waterfront near Pike Place Market looking over the ferris wheel tourist attraction with Mt Rainier in the background
Tossing fish around at the Pike Place Fish Market
Tossing fish around at the Pike Place Fish Market
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market
An American Airlines Boeing 777 is just inches above the runway as it lands after coming back from a pre-delivery factory test flight
An American Airlines Boeing 777 is just inches above the runway as it lands after coming back from a pre-delivery factory test flight
Factory test flight of the American Airlines 777-323
Factory test flight of the American Airlines 777-323
Mt St Helens seen from a distance at the Mt St Helens Visitor Center
Mt St Helens seen from a distance at the Mt St Helens Visitor Center
Reflection of the blue, cloudy skies at Silver Lake near Mt St Helens
Reflection of the blue, cloudy skies at Silver Lake near Mt St Helens
Sunset at Alder Lake near Mt Rainier National Park
Sunset at Alder Lake near Mt Rainier National Park
Is the mountain out? Sure is!
Is the mountain out? Sure is!