Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Everett, Pullman and San Francisco

I've been doing a fair bit of work in Everett over the past month. At one site last week it felt a bit like San Francisco with a bank of fog hovering along the ridge line of downtown and me being in the sun. I have spent a fair bit of time in the San Francisco area and hence the summer fog bank and sun in an urban setting triggered a memory. A number of years ago while returning from Idaho, we stopped for pizza in Pullman. While eating the pizza at a table on the sidewalk, a little girl exclaimed "This is just like San Francisco". Initially it seemed funny, but then we noted we were on a steep hill slope in an urban setting and we were eating pizza - not really all that different from SF's North Beach in the eyes of someone that was 3 years old. I had the same feeling with the sun, fog and breeze last week in Everett.
Everett Avenue Everett looking west at the fog on an otherwise sunny day

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