Summer is the time to travel and if you have to fly there’s nothing like Seattle from the air, where on a clear day you can see forever – at least across Puget Sound to the Olympics.
And if you’re lucky you’ll have close-up views of Mt. Rainier, as I did on our recent trip –
To Southern California.
Where we didn’t go to any amusement parks but didn’t need to – this time the rides were free.
A shake, a rattle and a roll – twice in fact – to the tune of 6.4 and 7.1 on the Richter scale. It wasn’t the first time I’ve been in an earthquake – I’m from Seattle and have passed through two major ones here.
Still, you never get used to the floor moving under your feet and the lights swaying overhead and you hope and pray it will stop sooner than later. Fortunately for us it did – there were no casualties or serious damage where I was.
All in all, I’m happy to be home again where all is cool and calm.