Womens (Womxns) March Seattle

We had our hats (paid a papasan to obtain). We know we can walk.

And then the flu. Yesterday was spent at home, much of it in a prone position. And then there were the back spasms that hit about mid-day. All of this put our walking in jeopardy.

In the end we both made the dentist appointment in the early morning.
We were trying to figure out how to  get to the start of the walk. Two neighbors said they were going – so let’s go together.

Drive? No
Bus? Most likely
Uber? – this was suggested by our neighbor.

As the four of us gathered, it became clear that this was one of those events that Uber drivers use to make an entire day’s fare in one ride. So we started toward the bus. That was when Carl declared he thought he should take the Ted route (another neighbor) and stay home to nurse his remaining flu symptoms. But he would be our Uber. In the end that was probably better than the bus. The bus stops we passed were packed, and the buses were filling up before they got to many of the stops.

Carl did manage to get us to Garfield High School, a half mile away from the proposed start of the walk. So we set off on foot, following the crowd walking to the walk.


The three of us hung out with the 130,000 or so others in a generally congenial mall-walk speed 3-mile effort. One news outlet reported the entire route was filled at one point. It was nice to get out. And the signs – oh my gosh. They were funny, heart-felt, long, short and everything in-between. (sorry that no signs really showed up in this shot, and I kept the phone in my pocket to better absorb the moments.) There were lots of families, young and old. My favorite – I am marching so my grandkids won’t have to.


I honestly think walking was good for the back, although getting in and out of the car was challenging. And in the end we wandered an extra half mile to a less crowded locale for our new Uber-like driver pick-up.

Thanks to all other like-minded individuals that made their own walks, in person or in spirit. Remember – it is not just about today.


3 Responses to “Womens (Womxns) March Seattle”

  1. RegenAxe Says:

    Great hats!

  2. margiegf Says:

    Wonderful! I am impressed with your walk, especially since you were sick. Ashley did the walk in Los Angeles.

  3. jane Says:

    I walked in A2. one of my favorite signs, held by an older woman ‘I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit!’ We had about 11,000 marchers here – not bad, especially since most of my friends were in DC!! so great to see the pics on Facebook and tv all day – so impressive!
    and fyi – I am Uber Jane on Sunday nights when ‘the friends’ get together. 😉

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