Spent the day wandering about town - Fremont and Ballard to be exact. Checked out the Fremont Sunday Market - quite interesting. Then ventured over to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. This is something you don't see every day - unless you live in the Panama Canal Zone:
These are the boats waiting in line for their passage (note water level before and after)...
Okay - so it loses something in translation. What doesn't get lost in translation is the incredible calamari at the Lockspot - don't miss it if you're in Ballard.
I've lived all over - Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Texas - and traveled to almost every state except Alaska (I'm on my way) - and I have to say, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are the only places I'd live.