Today we drove Hwy 20 S to Clinton in order to take the ferry to Mulkilteo For the Boeing Factory Tour. The ferry ride is only 10 minutes and they run frequently..no reservations necessary, just get in line. Cost for car and passenger around $12 ow.
|Mulkilteo Lighhouse View from Ferry|
Reservations for the factory tour are recommended and cost is $20 for military and $23 for seniors. The visitor center and start of tour is located on Paine Field Blvd around 2 miles from the ferry. From here busses take you to the factory location in Everett WA. Please note: no cameras, cell phones, water bottles, purses or backpacks permitted. You can obtain a locker for your belongings at no cost. It is here that the 787 Dreamliner, 767,777 and 747 are assembled. We had an excellent guide who was most informative. I found the factory mind boggling and awesome. Some 35,000 employees on 3 shifts are employed here.
Took some pictures of the outside of factory from parking area and the one of the inside of plant is from a poster in visitor center. The tour last around 90 minutes and involves some stair climbing and underground tunnel walking. Located in the area are some other sights such as Restoration Center and Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museums. We did not have time for a visit this trip.
On display in the Visitor Center is the Destiny Module, US Laboratory used for payloads on ISS and on loan from the Museum of Flight.
On the way back stopped at Joe's Pizza in Langley for dinner. Spotted a deer across highway eating dinner in the cemetery.
Also got photos of Mt Baker and Mt Ranier.