|The Everett Aquasox, a Single A Short Season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, play at Everett Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1984 and received a major upgrade in 2001, seating 3,682. We try to go to an Aquasox game at least once a year. Tonight as we were about to sit down an Aquasox staff member asked Jim if he wanted to throw out a first pitch, representing the Aquasox Silver Sluggers, the seniors group at the park. It must have been Jim's gray hair that clued the staff member in. Jim agreed very quickly. Well, he didn't have a chance to warm up and double bounced the ball to the Aquasox reliever, Cody Weiss, who was catching the first pitches. Cody was the Mariner 14th round draft pick in 2011. He pitched late in the game and his picture is shown in the fourth row. The Aquasox were playing the Yakima Bears and lost 10-6. The box score was Bears R-10, H-15, E-1 and Aquasox R-6, H-9, E-2. The field lines are RF-325', CF-395', LF-335'. Nice video board in left field. You can see Mt. Baker on the right side with the sun setting on it. The main scoreboard is manually operated from behind. The floor of the stands is aluminum, which get noisy when the fans start stomping. The speed pitch sign is appropriately sponsored by Speedway care dealership. The mascot is Webley the Frog.
|Boeing 747-767-777 Production Facility offers 1-hour tours including video presentation and a visit to the assembly plant. Tours fill early in summer. Fee.
Jetty Island at the mouth of the Snohomish river is home to 45 species of birds and a herd of California sea lions. Free ferry service Wed-Sun July through August.
Navy Home Port located on waterfront. You might see an aircraft carrier or frigates at dock.
Snohomish is located east on Highway 2. Many Victorian dwellings. Shopping in the historical business district contains several dozen specialty and antiques shops in restored buildings.