On June 18th Skyler and I met 2 other travel healthcare couples in Seattles eclectic neighborhood, Fremont, to experience first hand the one-of-a-kind Fremont Fair. The street festival attracts over 100,000 free spirited people over the Summer Solstice weekend each year.
As you can imagine, parking was nearly impossible, so after driving around for an hour we finally found a spot and hiked down to catch the end of the parade. The parade is kind of the highlight of the event with all sorts of quirky, costumed people putting on a show. The craziest? Lots of nude bicyclists (no photos)! It was for sure a site to see…
Peculiar? Unusual? Strange? Yes, yes, & yes. It was definitely an interesting crowd of people. But fun and energetic nonetheless. After the parade was done, we headed to check out the wacky decorated art cars…so weird!
Trippy right?! Or is the right word freaky??? Either way…it was sumthin’! Barbie’s Dream Hearse was probably our favorite. Once we were done gawking at all the interesting vehicles we strolled through the vendor areas for a bit before heading to meet the other couples for lunch at Blue Star Cafe & Pub. The restaurant wasn’t anything to write home about, but the company was great! It was so fun to meet up with other traveling couples and talk about how they do things. I think we sat and talked for a couple of hours!
After lunch we all headed over to the weirdest store I’ve ever been to, Archie McPhee’s. The place is known for being packed full of the most strange, random, senseless items you can’t even imagine. A few examples: bacon flavored toothpaste, corn dog flavored lip balm, a yodelling pickle, squirrel underpants, etc. Insanely odd to say the least!
So I guess you could say it was a day full of randomness! Lots of fun though. One of our favorite things about traveling is the opportunity to get to meet so many new people. And we especially like to hang out with other healthcare travel couples to swap stories and suggestions! And we’re always down for making new memories that will last a lifetime…strange or otherwise.