Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 16, 2014

Travel track record remains 'perfect'

Andrea McCann
Managing Editor

---- — I may have mentioned I have a track record for traveling to places at "interesting" times: hurricane, monsoon and rattlesnake seasons, for example. My track record continues to build. I was in Seattle for measles season. OK, it wasn't so much a season as an "exposure." I was at the Kings of Leon concert March 28 at Key Arena when a young lady with measles exposed thousands, and the following day I was at Pike Place Market when she was there. For the most part, I've managed to stay out of trouble. I wasn't sucked into a hurricane, and I never came face to face with a rattler. I got a little damp in the monsoons but dodged the related mudslides. Fortunately for me, and my brother, Aaron, who accompanied me to Seattle, Mom had us immunized as children, so we dodged the measles bullet, too. Even if we contracted measles, the trip would be worth it. It was an awesome bonding time with some memorable adventures: We saw where our parents lived on Puget Sound six decades ago; were ejected from Ft. Lewis before we got through the gate; heard fascinating stories about the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens; enjoyed gorgeous scenery; had a five-minute "rickshaw" ride that took at least 40; and met some engaging people. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.