After a quick cold shower at Larrabee (tragically the machines did not recognize Canadian quarters), we drove to Seattle. On the way, reliving my formative years of the 90s by listening to the original alternative music radio station 107.7 The End with its mix of favs including Bush (X) and No Doubt (together forever).
Continuing with our 90s nostalgia, we decided to check out the Experience Music Project (EMP) with its consummate Seattle experience exhibits on Hendrix, Nirvana and "Women Who Rock" (more aptly named "The Outfits of Women Who Rock").
The EMP has an amazing hands-on instrument and recording area as well as also housing Sci-Fi and Pop Culture sections (bonus points to anyone who spotted the iconic "Princess Bride" items).
After closing down the EMP, we decided to make the fairly-short drive to Olympia (through a crazy sunny rainstorm and full rainbow) to spend our first night in an American Walmart (B loved the crazy carts with room for 4 children). And, as it turned out, cosied-up next to two other Roadtrek vans.