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Cloudy Arrivals for the Family

I was picking up some family members that were coming to stay.  I got to the airport a little ahead of their scheduled arrival time and, since it was some time near an airport, I figured a bit of photography … Continue reading

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The Alaska 321neo Didn’t Keep the Special Colors Long

The merger of the Virgin America fleet into Alaska Airlines started off slowly at first.  With Virgin taking delivery of new jets, Alaska pondered how to mark them up.  The first of the A321neos came in Virgin America colors but … Continue reading

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Salmon Waiting to Head to Spawning Grounds

The salmon head to spawn in phases with the three different breeds coming at slightly different times.  They head through the ladder at the locks in Ballard in the fall but, before they head into Lake Washington, they pause in … Continue reading

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Destination Moon Exhibit

The Museum of Flight has been holding a special exhibit this summer for the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.  The museum has a number of interesting Apollo exhibits as it is but these were combined with some … Continue reading

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Bring a Couch to the Fireworks

Fireworks displays attract lots of people and they come prepared in all sorts of ways.  Some will come with a blanket to sit on.  Others will bring folding chair and tables and maybe a bunch of food to go with … Continue reading

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Some Other Evening Arrivals While Waiting for Cathay

Earlier this year I went out to get the Cathay Pacific A350 arrival later in the evening when the light was still good due to the longer days in summer.  Of course, Cathay wasn’t the only airline coming in at … Continue reading

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Crunching Concrete and Steel

Removing the viaduct takes some specialized machinery.  This one piece that was working near Pike Place Market had a couple of different attachments for the task.  The process of switching heads was interesting in itself.  A drilling head was used … Continue reading

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Bruce and Brandon’s Last Resting Place

I don’t want to look like I spend a lot of time visiting the graves of the famous but Seattle has a few on offer.  Jimi was covered in this previous post and today’s is about a couple of other … Continue reading

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Demolishing the Alaskan Way Viaduct

With the new tunnel open under Seattle, the process of getting rid of the Alaska Way Viaduct is underway.  Large sections have already gone and others are in the process of being taken own.  From the viewing terrace at Pike … Continue reading

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Fireworks at Gas Works Park

On our first 4th July in the Seattle area, we watched fireworks from Kirkland.  In the distance we could see the fireworks over Lake Union and we figured at some point we should make the effort to go and see … Continue reading

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