For those of us who live on the Eastside, it now costs to cross over Lake Washington to Seattle. Are tolls this expensive everywhere else? Thank you museums for providing a free day, I wouldn’t go without you, but why is ‘free’ so expensive?
1. $3.50 toll crossing the 520 bridge to Seattle at peak time
2. $3.00 parking fee at UW campus to visit the Burke Museum
3. $9.00 spent on a book at University Bookstore (The Encyclopedia of Country Living) to validate my parking, which parking necessitated by not wanting to recross the 520 during peak time.
4. $2.80 toll crossing the bridge on 6pm return trip
Total $18.30 for my ‘free’ museum day (plus gas) Was it worth it? Of course….I love field trips!