October 9, 2009

Escape to Seattle DAY 2

We started out the day by heading to to some outlet malls east of Seattle. I had done some research and thought that they would include some of my favorite stores: Gap, Banana Republic and J Crew. I was highly disaponited to find that they only had a Gap with normal prices. It was more like an Outdoor Mall rather than an Outlet Mall.

When we drove up to the stores we were in awe of this mountain. Mt Si. So after talking to the owner of the Rocky Mt Chocolate Factory and eating one of his fab apples we thought we would try to drive up to it. Wow this picture really does not do it justice!

Some how we got a little sidetracked, but this is where we ended up.......

Snoqualmie Falls. These falls stand 268 ft tall. (100 ft taller than Niagra Falls). We got to view them from a lookout 300 ft above Snoqualmie River. It was majestic! So beautiful and powerful!

After lunch we decided to head out to the Boeing Factory north of Seattle in Everett.

We took a tour of the factory and it was amazing. That factory covers 98 acres. You could fit Disneyland in it with 10 acres to spare! We got to see how they assemble the 747, 777 and 787! It was really cool. Did you know that there are 6 Million parts to an airplane like that? Those blue bays are large enough for the planes to drive right out after assembly.

The plane pictured on the right was built to hold the fuselage and other parts of the 787. It was designed to transport the pieces of the plane to the factory for assembly. After all the parts arrive in Everett the 787 is assembled in just 3 days! People at Boeing work 24 hours a day, 5 days a week assembling airplanes.

After the tour I spotted a brochure for another Outlet Mall a little further N of Everett. Guess what it had the store I wanted. So after getting some dinner we headed up to the Outlet Mall.

We had fun! Mark was such a sport putting up with my shopping! We got him some nice new clothes and me some too! We even found some $2 shirts at Quicksilver! Can't beat that!



Looks like fun guys! Enjoy your time away!

O'Leary O'Family said...

FUN! Snoqualmie falls are just down the road from my sister! It would have been fun to run into you if we timed it just right~

Bagelman said...

Like the pictures; glad you guys are having fun! I can't wait til Jon and I can go on a vacation without our kids...we really need one after this year.

Rapp Family said...

How fun! I'm so glad you were able to get away for a few days. I've never been to Seattle, and it looks so fun! Chris and I are going to San Antonio this weekend (he has CE courses there) and my sister is watching my kids for me. It's been a long time for us too, so I can't wait!