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Report 1953: Vancouver/Vancouver Island/Seattle July/August 2011

By Panda from UK, Summer 2011

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Page 11 of 12: Day 11 More Planes!

The aero theme continued with our drive up to the Boeing Factory at Everett, 25 miles north of Seattle. After the wonderful museum of the day before, the gallery display was not very impressive, so we took our place on the factory tour. Entering the auditorium, a coloured ticket is handed to each participant and after the corporate video is shown, one is led out the back to waiting buses the coloured ticket designates which bus to take. The bus then drives to the other side of the compound, led by a guide. The tour starts in the underground access corridors there is quite a bit of walking and then the group is led through the assembling process (components and sections manufactured elsewhere). My husband enjoyed it immensely.

We then found our way back to the I-5N and headed for the Seattle Premium Outlet Malls (the last of the birthday money was burning a hole in the pocket). It was very busy and the only purchase was made by my husband a bargain pair of Rockport sandals, just what he had been looking for, so it was a worthwhile stop. We stayed for our last night at the Burlington Hampton Inn - quite new and pleasant, just off the highway but far enough to be quiet. We only had a double queen room for this last night and it confirmed how awful it would have been with that small amount of space for the rest of the trip. Teenagers spread out.

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