I am in the Seattle, WA area ...
Any suggestions for museums - exhibits - things to do that could get me some exercise that do not require a lot of $$$$ .... ?
You could go to the Museum of flight at Boeing Field is a class act museum. Mike
The old underground city.
The space needle.
A few miles to the east (about 50) Carbonada a town full of Model T's.
If you are of Skandanavian ancestry, there is a museum in Ballard about the early settlers.
A few miles north near the Canadian border is a Dutch town of Lindon which is quite interesting.
I'm sure that the people in the area can think of many more interesting things.
And if you're in the Ballard area as Norm suggests, the Hiram Chittendan Locks is a great free place to hang around, especially on the week-end. Boat traffic thru' the locks is quiet interesting, as well as entertaining, and sometimes, even comical! Of course it is much busier in the summer. You'll get all the walking you want, and plenty of places in that neighborhood to grab a bite to eat too!
If you are into these, the Frye Art Museum is free with free parking. http://fryemuseum.org/
The aquarium was great when I was out there about 15 years ago.
All good suggestions ....
Right now I am watching the Cardinals lose to the Seahawks ....
The Space Needle charges $20.00 just to go up to the observatory...... But, If you are hungry for lunch, the revolving restaurant has lunch starting at $25.00 ( as of last May ), and the ride up to the restaurant is included !! After you meal, one could climb a few stairs to the observatory for free.
The Duck Tour may be a bit pricey but where could you get a tour of the city from both sides of the water's edge ???? ... also you will get wet.
Buy your coffee at McDonalds?
I use McDonalds ...
Jim, what part of Seattle are you in?
As Harold said the Hiram Chittendan Locks can be an interesting place to visit and there is a great burger joint right accross the road.
Wandering along the waterfront in the area of the aquarium can be fun, this is also where the ferry terminal is so there's a little action there with people coming and going...also the ferris wheel. Some construction in the waterfront area...don't know if you can drop your trailer or how you're getting around.
P.S. You can't be a Cardinal fan in Seattle!
Yes the downtown waterfront, incl. Pike Place market (costs nothing), can ride the ferry somewhere/anywhere for cheap, get some clam chowder at the waterfront Ivars' Clam bar and feed the fries to the seagulls. Can walk through Old Town Pioneer Square near downtown. The Locks from very are interesting; try to hop a boat and go through on a boat if you can make some frieda.
The underground Seattle tour is actually quite interesting, in Heritage Square area.
I understand there is a great telephone museum up there too (just found out about it yesterday, so haven't seen it yet).
The Light rail system is great for traveling around too!
Thank you all for the great ideas ...
In between the rain over the next few days I will try to do a few of the things mentioned ...
I am on a budget when I am in between hauls so it really helps to get tips from locals ...
Can offer a tour of my car barn a couple of interesting model t's, and other brass era cars, a couple of vintage Ferrari's, a vintage race car or 2 and an old Cobra,and an interesting restoration shop all for free !!!!!!
Also a good friend of mine has an incredible collection of 20-25 fine brass era cars that is available to check out. Plus a couple of early brass era cars under restoration. I can make that happen and for free.
Also my nephew is restoring a 1900 1 cylinder car, plus a 2 cylinder 1909 Reo and other assorted early brass era projects. He is in the Seattle area a few blocks from the locks, and for free.
I might add our museum of history and industry on Lake Union is a very interesting place to spend some time and they have some early Seattle history cars on display.
The Hydroplane museum down in Kent is another very interesting place to visit. They have on display restored and original hydros plus a restoration shop. If you call me I would be happy to spend some time and take you around to what ever meets your interest.
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.
If you can make it south to Tacoma, the LeMay family car museum is well worth the time.
Drive to Snoqualmie Falls and ask the folks in the power plant office if they will show you their. 1898 hydroelectric plant. Tell them you are from out of town and don ' t let the no visitors sign frighten you off.
Left a message on your phone ....
I have to change out an alternator on my F350
and service my rear differential before the afternoon rain rolls in ....
Your offer sounds like fun ....
Give me a call - if I do not answer I am working on the truck & will return your call ...
Get stoned. It won't be cheaper but it'll seem like it.
" Thas a joke, I say thas a joke son".
Foghorn Leghorn circa 1944
Oh, Ted's idea is a great one, fascinating place! Also, the railroad museum there is starting to restore a steam locomotive, they might let you take a peak in their shop.
Me thinks I have cursed the forum .....
This thread keeps disappearing & re-appearing along
with other threads ......
Freighter, If you are looking at the last day's posting, and nobody else posts, it will disappear. Then if someone posts on it, it will appear again.
They had a protest last night downtown Seattle. Broke a few windows.
Got to meet ' brass car guy ' today & see part of his collection ...
Thank you Howard ....
Will do some more local sightseeing on Friday !
Happy & Safe Thanksgiving to everyone !
Rioting seems to be as popular as ever with the ghetto folk and seems to be gaining favor as the nuevo
"foxhunt" recreation for our young gentry these days.
I gotta get hip, break a few things for no real reason or a cause I can explain. I want "justice". That seems
ambiguous enough. My dog hasn't been getting enough cheese. Better set some cars on fire. Gotta go ...
When I saw the thread title I thought Steve Jelf was up there........
Seattle, WA has the highest minimum wage in USA I believe. So if Steve Jelf was visiting he'd perhaps find a part-time job flipping burgers to off-set his travel costs? I know I would.
Jim, Like Norman mentioned the Underground Seattle Tour at Pioneer Square would be a fun time.
It will take you beneath the city and talk about the Denny Regrade, parts of Seattle that were graded down to raise the tideflat areas. It is a fun historical and sometimes humorous tour.
There is also the EMP at the Seattle Center. If you like the history of music in the 50's 60's it's a great place not Cheap but interesting.
Hope you are finding some interesting things to do......
Betty on the corner of 5th and Main is a cheap evening. Just pull up to the corner and whistle.
I should have titled this ' Attempt at Humor Thread '
Several Model Ts for sale in the Seattle area.
Freighter Jim can bring one to you.
There are a lot of cars for sale in this area
at good prices that are not rusted out ....
Personally - I have bought several hauling trucks
off of CL in Seattle & Portland over the years ...
I just posted pictures a few days ago on my Instagram account of a few I saw for sale ....