It is always an amazing experience to fly into Seattle from the east (or south) and then to get turbulence and realize it is because of the Cascades. Sometimes the plane flies close to Mt. Rainier and you feel you can almost touch it. If you're a first time visitor and in the right part of the plane it can be an unforgettable experience.
I remember leaving Dallas at night and seeing a huge flat area of nothing but lights. Coming into Seattle at night is also interesting in that the lights are often hidden in the trees and hills an one gets blinking lights when approaching the city. All the water are areas of black intermingled among the flashing lights and lit up bridges. but then there's a lit up downtown on one edge of the black which also makes it a unique view.
News flash from Washington State. ..............
A resident of Washington reported a large hole where Mt Rainier was last seen and large footprints and boulders were observed trailing the last known location of the mountain.
The State Patrol and local police have put out an all points bulletin and have requested any sightings be reported.