When we finally got to Washington, we drove to Seattle to spend a day exploring the city. It was a really fun and interesting place! We found the famous and disgusting gum wall...or alley (the walls on both sides of the alley were covered in chewed up gum). It was so gross and smelled really bad! I didn't get very close to the wall, much less, add any gum to it. I did see a little girl do something terrible, though. I watched as she walked up to the wall and slapped both hands onto it and ran them down, feeling all of the gum pieces. I thought to myself, "Noooo, tiny girl! Whyyyy???!". Barf.
We also took a stroll through and around the Public Market. We watched guys throw a giant fish back and forth to each other, saw some people making fancy cheeses, and sampled pieces of chocolate pasta!
After Seattle, we headed to Yakima, where Cody and Josh were going to film a documentary style video for one of Mabus Agency's clients. This part of the trip was really weird to me because the terrain changes so drastically from one side of the mountains to the other. If you're from there, you know what I'm talking about. The Seattle side is lush, green mountains, and the Yakima side is scorching hot desert. The mountains were beautiful, but very scary to drive through. As I said in the last post, I really don't like heights. It doesn't help much, either, when the winding road doesn't have any railing in some of the highest points. I could just look out of the window and see straight down the mountain side! Barf again.
The desert side was very hot. Like, 100+ degrees hot. There wasn't a whole lot out there either... just some hills and crunchy plants. It was pretty in its own way though. We stayed in Yakima for about three days for the work portion of the trip - the real reason we went out there. It was fun and we met some interesting people.
After shooting on the second day, we decided to take a dip in the nearby river. Little did we know, the river ran straight off of those snow capped mountains we drove through a couple days before. It. Was. Freezing!! I waded in until the water was up to my thighs when I decided I couldn't handle going in any further. After several minutes, though, my legs went numb and I was good to stay in. Imagine walking through three feet of snow in your swim suit. That's what it was like. Maybe you've done that before, maybe you do that regularly, maybe you're crazy. I like being cold about as much as I like heights. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of that adventure, but I wanted to share the story anyway.
If you have ever been to Seattle, what were some of your favorite places or areas to hang out?