. . .Seattle! And the hills the greenest, green are in Seattle. . .”
If you watched television back in the late 1960’s you're probably humming 'the tune' already and if not, click the link and watch a YouTube clip of the show, “Here Come the Brides” that aired from 1968 –1970, putting Seattle on the map and the song on the charts.
Seattle, these days, is a far cry from the remote, forested outpost portrayed in that show. It's a regular high-rise, high-density city.
Although it's only a 20-minute Metro bus ride away from my driveway, I admit that I am guilty of ignoring our state’s Emerald City. I go there to show out-of-town guests our touristy spots like The Space Needle, and Monorail from the 1962 Worlds Fair, Pike Place Market, the Washington State Ferries . . .
Have you ever found yourself guilty of living so close to a ‘destination’ that you don’t often visit it? I haven’t spent time really exploring this city-next-door since I did the walk through history article for the Seattle Times.
But this week I’ll be joining the 10 million tourists who visit each year~I am attending a conference there. (Can you believe that just under a million of those visitors are cruise ship passengers these days? )
Sadly the weatherman has dashed my hopes of seeing the ‘bluest skies’ – heavy rain is predicted. But in this post-Bobby-Sherman era, what else could I expect. . . well, okay, maybe a cup of Starbucks?