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Old 01-03-2019, 08:52 PM   #1
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Do NOT visit Seattle

Do NOT visit Seattle.. Needles, heroin camping RV and tents on streets
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:55 PM   #2
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Ahhhh, but the traffic.........
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No argument here.hat was a fun city to visit is now a sewer
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We're headed up to Seattle in the July/August time frame to explore the entire area for a couple weeks.

Sounds like it has gotten to be like San Francisco where we used to go for many years.

I want to tour the Boeing factory and a bunch of other stuff up in that area. Guess we'll have to put up with some hooligans for sure.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:29 PM   #5
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Itís not that bad, just like any large city there are good and bad. There is. Homeless problem but no different then anywhere on west coast. I wouldnít camp in a lot of the campgrounds that are in the city because a lot of people are living in them full time. Seattle is a great city especially during the summer canít be beat.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:22 AM   #6
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Live 20 miles south of Seattle, the city is like any big city.
Lots of other places to see !! MT
Rainer, Puget Sound, lots to do & see in the mountains.
Within 2 hours of my house, I ran be at the ocean, in the mountains, in the desert,in the rain forest.
The traffic is bad around Seattle...
More to see in Washington than Seattle
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We're headed up to Seattle in the July/August time frame to explore the entire area for a couple weeks.

Sounds like it has gotten to be like San Francisco where we used to go for many years.

I want to tour the Boeing factory and a bunch of other stuff up in that area. Guess we'll have to put up with some hooligans for sure.
If you want to tour a Boeing factory, avoid the needles, come to Charleston SC.
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I live 40 miles outside of Detroit on a large lake that connects Lake Erie and Lake Huron.

I live right in the middle of a large wildlife/wetland/marsh. It's beautiful.

I run almost daily along a 2 lane 50mph highway right through the marsh. Lots of wildlife to see as I run.

Almost daily I see needles on the highway.

Point is I think that stuff is everywhere nowadays. Although, we do hang out in Detroit a lot, walking, biking, attending events, etc... and I can't recall the last time I've seen any needles.
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We spent a couple of weeks in the Seattle area 2 summers ago. We stayed at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe (east of Seattle) and drove into Seattle and the area - lots to see and do, but parking in many places is problematic. We drove through the Pikes Place area but never found parking. The Museum of Flight has plenty of parking, though!


The Fairgrounds was a nice place to stay, in our view. Apparently it is used by at least one cruise company because while we were there a group of RVs pulled in one day, and the next morning they were all standing outside their rigs, with suitcases - a charter bus pulled up and everybody left in the bus. July 4th weekend it was impossible to find a spot in ANY campgound in the area, but the Fairgrounds was less than 1/4 full - and at $25 per night for 50A and water (with a dump station) it's reasonable!
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We spent a couple of weeks in the Seattle area 2 summers ago. We stayed at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe (east of Seattle) and drove into Seattle and the area - lots to see and do, but parking in many places is problematic. We drove through the Pikes Place area but never found parking. The Museum of Flight has plenty of parking, though!


The Fairgrounds was a nice place to stay, in our view. Apparently it is used by at least one cruise company because while we were there a group of RVs pulled in one day, and the next morning they were all standing outside their rigs, with suitcases - a charter bus pulled up and everybody left in the bus. July 4th weekend it was impossible to find a spot in ANY campgound in the area, but the Fairgrounds was less than 1/4 full - and at $25 per night for 50A and water (with a dump station) it's reasonable!
Thanks for the tip, will look into staying there. Dump station is fine by me.
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Do NOT visit Seattle.. Needles, heroin camping RV and tents on streets
Not making light of the issue, but how did this affect your visit?
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No argument here.hat was a fun city to visit is now a sewer
[mod edit]. My in-laws live there and it is depressing to see what has happened to that once awesome city .



Disclaimer: I was being nice.
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Being from Seattle, I have to say, things are NOT as they used to be. I am no longer that proud Washingtonian I once was. But, get outside the big cities and the country is beautiful. Like another said, we have ocean, mountains, desert, all within 2 hours drive or less. Summer is better for sure for sun and warmth, just like any other northern tier state. Come visit. Lots of places to tour. Yes, Museum of Flight is a good one to tour. A drive through Mt. Rainier is spectacular, summer drive. Lots to see here really.
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Was in the area 3 years ago. Plan to return this year. We camped north of Seattle on Whidbey Island. If you can find a prettier area, please tell me about it. What major city doesn't have these problems? I am looking forward to visiting the Seattle area again.
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