Sunday, October 15, 2006

My Windshield on the World, Part 5

Over a month ago, I drove from Seattle to Vancouver (and back). Of course, I took pictures. So many of you already know what this looks like (which I find very cool) but for those that don't, my point of view:


Seattle, just beyond the trees.
Some water alongside the road.
I don't know where this is, exactly.

Under a bridge.

Almost to the border.

Canada, here I come.

Obligatory rearview shot.

Welcome to Surrey.
Why, thank you.

One of many bridges in and around Vancouver.

And there you have it.

The Pacific Northwest was very dry around that time. Have you all had more rain/snow since? Still, the drive was beautiful. I recommend it and really, what more reason do you need? Ha.

Part of me feels like I've had enough of this road thing for a while. Next time I go, I want to go and stay put long enough to forget what day it is. Maybe next year.

Parts 1-4, if you must.

Part 4

Part 3

Part 2

Part 1

9 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

Wow! I love these pics! Especially the rear-view mirror one!

backofpack said...

I know everyone of those spots! I grew up in Ferndale (you passed it on your way to Blaine)(about 10 miles from the border) and my husband grew up in Blaine. Those were pictures of our old stomping grounds!

GirlGoyle said...

Nice pics!!!! And yes cold has started here though by the afternoon it's time to take layers off. I do I love this layer game...on off off off...on on on...Ugh!

Bre said...

Dude, I love those bridges! :)

Ginger Breadman said...

Okay, I gotta do it -
1 - just past my exit to the West Seattle bridge
2 - just north of Everett, before Marysville
3 - the Stillaguamish Bridge
4 - North Bellingham (my in-laws is the next exit - I was there yesterday!)
5 - border crossing @ Peace Arch park in Blaine
6 - the Peace Arch
7 - (okay, Surrey, BC - the sign says)
8 - the Alex Fraser Bridge

You really oughtta come back and play - but it finally did start raining, and raining, and raining!

JustRun said...

Skinny- Thanks.

Backofpack- Isn't that cool?! I love that I get to see places that you all know so well.

GG- Ugh, I know. It's coming.

Bre- I know! You people that get to live near water are so lucky!

Ginger- Awesome! Thanks. So very cool that it's your home and just a place I've been.

justacoolcat said...

I love the Pacific North West, really I feel at home whenever I visit.

Anonymous said...

I will just have to second ginger breadman as I recognized every one of those shots. I grew up on Bellingham and live in Seattle. Next time you visit get outta the car and go for a run! You drove past all the great trails!

Yes, the rain has begun. And even some snow in the mountains. Yesterday I got 4-inches of snow dumped on me during a trail run in the Cascades!

justrun said...

JACC- Was that sarcasm? I thought you were a MN native?

Adam- Dang, four inches of snow in the Cascades. Tough break. :)

I did run in Vancouver in Stanley Park. Does that count?