Heading to Seattle from Whistler

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Whistler was beautiful, however I did not go skiing. The weather was raining at the bottom and top of the mountain. It was just not going to be good enough to make it worth spending the money. So, we walked around the village one more time and then headed south on the Sea to Sky highway. The fog and clouds were absolutely amazing. It made you want to stop every mile to take photos. Here are a few that I was able to grab when we stopped.

We got to the US Border at Surrey and found that it was a 90 minute wait there, so, we scooted over to the Blaine crossing and ended up waiting two hours there, but got to go to Duty Free and I picked up some cool Cologne that at Macy's would be about $85.00 and I got it for about $38.00. So, that was alright. We finally got to the checkpoint and the US Customs agent asked us what we were bringing in from Canada, and then said, alright, move along.
Two hours of waiting so, that he didn't even bother to scan our passports. Security theater at its finest courtesy of the United States of America!

We got back into Seattle around 7:30 or so, and were really tired and starving, so, we went directly to West Seattle and hit Jak's Grill for dinner. The Filet was so tasty it just melted in your mouth. Steaks and a bottle of Robert Mondavi's 05 Cabernet and we were done for the night, Fat belly's and just wanting to sleep!

The City was so fogged in, that the visibility was about 400 feet. There was no chance to get any photos, so, that was a good enough reason to just go to bed.
Our room at the Westin was on the 35th floor overlooking the Puget Sound and the Space needle, and you couldn't see either.
I fell asleep by 9:00 pm and was happy as a clam.
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