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The walking live: Rick Steves as Frankenstein's monster

Marjie Bowker's scarecrow creation earns a personal visit from the travel expert


October 31, 2019

Marji Bowker

Rick Steves and the scarecrow created in his honor.

Marjie Bowker knew who Rick Steves was, of course. The European travel expert is a celebrity in Edmonds.

Until this week, she had never met him. But after an employee spied Bowker's Steves-inspired scarecrow online, Steves himself paid her a visit.

"My boyfriend and I were having a beer at Claire's, in their back bar because they serve Lucille's on tap, and that's his favorite," said Bowker, a teacher at Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds.

"The bar was recently redone with Edmonds as its theme, and it has references to all of the special places and events in Edmonds in big lettering along...

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