Making use again of the Hotel’s shuttle service the boys went to see the famous “Needle”


The Space Needle Observation Tower in Seattle

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle,  a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators.


Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River,it is  184 m high and weighs 9,550 tons


The downtown Seattle skyline, as well as the Olympic and Cascade MountainsMount RainierMount BakerElliott Bay and surrounding islands can be viewed from the top of the Needle.


lots of visitors
A great view from the observation deck overlooking Seattle’s Skyline
Great architecture
The Space Needle

The area around the Needle is full of great architecture and next to the Bill Gates Foundation


Bill Gates Foundation

After a light lunch in the Westlake area of Seattle the boys returned to the Hotel to fetch Lipstick and drive to the Boing Factory which unfortunately was closed due to the public Holiday in the USA – Labour Day.


Museum of Flight


The Boing factory

Another famous landmark in Seattle besides Microsoft and Amazon is the Boing factory where those great Jumbos are being developed and built.

Thereafter the boys started to hit the road again travelling along the Highway 101 down the coastline of Oregon with its beautiful landscapes.


Highway 101

Late afternoon Team Lipstick arrive in Pacific City and booked into a Motel called Surf & Sand Inn. Amazingly this great place is owned by a South Africa woman Roenel who moved here a few years ago to settle down with husband and child.


Team Lipstick then went straight to the beach to watch the sun setting down over the Pacific Ocean and to quench some thirst with some of Scotland’s fines juice.


To the beach to watch the sun setting
The sun saying goodbye to the West Coast of USA and hello to South Africa
Day 18 – 4th September – Seattle and Pacific City