A smattering of observed curiosities from western Washington state


November 23, 2022

This pedestrian crosswalk has two 'call buttons'-a pedestrian pushes the call button to stop vehicular traffic. Note this crosswalk signal has one button at a normal height and one about seven feet off the ground...the button up in the air is one of those western Washington curiosities.

It's that time of the year, my wife and I are back in Woodinville, WA (east suburb of Seattle) dog/house sitting while the owners spend some time in Florida. The couple owns an Airbnb we used several times coming to visit our daughter and her family just a few minutes away. For the second year we are 'guests' with a purpose.

Alert readers may recall the series of calamities that beset us last year-a serious financial scam involving Apple gift cards supposedly for a friends' dying cousin, two significant speeding events (caught on camera, not by a real policeman) that we didn't know about until...

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