Spy action and espionage at a rooftop bar in Seattle, Washington
You’ll enjoy visiting Seattle, the “Emerald City”, because of the famous, lush evergreen forests surrounding it. The nearby hiking trails through them will rekindle your spirit. The “93 Miles of Wonderland” trail around the base of Mt. Rainier inspired me so much, I set it into the ending plot sequence, making a rather ominous conclusion to my last thriller novel.
Downtown Seattle features a historic 1930s hotel I fancied; it was full of Art Deco digs and is an easy ten-minute stroll from the University of Washington’s campus. It’s called The Graduate Hotel, and when I walked through the front foyer, a huge room greeted me, complete with plaid-clad sofas surrounding a communal coffee table by a cozy fireplace, and seashell mobiles hanging from the ceiling dancing over my head. I thought I entered a beatnik coffee house from the 1960s!
The Mountaineering Club rooftop bar at the Graduate Hotel sits atop the Graduate Hotel, so I took the elevator up to the 16 thfloor and enjoyed an incredible panoramic view of Mr. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the downtown area while sipping its “90 Miles of Paradise” cocktail signature drink. The drink was named after a famous hiking trail that begins at the base of Mt. Rainier.
In my THE SHADOW WAR spy thriller, a few scenes inside the Mountaineering Club bar take place. Here’s a snippet:
Lastly, I picked out this video for you about the Mountaineering Club: Sky-High Views, Cocktails and smore’s at the Mountaineering Club in U-District.
Robert Morton is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and enjoys writing about the U.S. Intelligence Community. He authors the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster series
Originally published at https://osintdaily.blogspot.com.