A Day in Seattle: Fremont & Gas Works Park

Monday, June 29, 2009

Exhausting day! I’m now staying with my friend Scott in Seattle and so this morning I took the bus with him over to University of Washington where he works/is in grad school. I toured around a bit while he worked and saw the fountain, red square, a Washington statue, the quad, and some other random statues sprinkled throughout campus. I grabbed a coffee at the coffee shop at the physics building and then we met back up for lunch and got some delicious Thai food.

He went back to work so I grabbed a bus to Fremont…which is, by the way, the most Silly American area in America. Just sayin’. Fremont not only has topiary dinosaurs, not only has a giant rocket ship, not only has a statue of Lenin (that was advertising Taco Del Mar)…but also has a gigantic bridge troll! How in the world can that be topped?

The Fremont Troll, a roadside attraction in Seattle, Washington.

So I spent most of the afternoon touring around Fremont and being enamored by the sheer amazingness of it…and then I headed over to Gas Works Park which is a big green park offset with all these huge gas tanks. Pretty neat. Also neat was that there was a glorious view from there of the city skyline. Glorious.

View of the Seattle skyline from Gas Works Park.

Then I headed back to Northgate to meet Scott for an all you can eat sushi dinner. And boy did I all I could eat…and boy am I stuffed…

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!