Sorry for the poor photo, but I didn't realize this was THE original Starbucks until I was almost passed it.

Slowly, more people started showing up. It was a lazy Sunday morning after all.

The second morning I went for a walk. For 9 blocks. In the rain. Imagine the look on the concierge's face when I asked for the closest fire station. Despite her bewilderment, she pointed it out on a map. I was hoping to bring home a Seattle Fire Department t-shirt for Ryan.

Some 45 minutes later I was back at the hotel, completely soaked from head to toe. I found the fire department, but it was being rennovated and no one was around. But it was a great way to see the city. I do have one suggestion for the City of Seattle... considering how much it rains there, I think they should mandate all stores along the sidewalk to install canopies. Just my two cents.
That night, my boss, co-worker, and I had reservations at the resturant at the top of the Space Needle. It seems a little out of place in the middle of a residential and retail district. But it was impressive none the less.

The food was excellent and the view was incredible. The perk of the resturant turned out to be the downside of taking photos. The seating area was on a turn stile that gave you a 360 degree view every hour. But at night, even that slight movement caused some blurring.
But you can't go to the top of the Space Needle without taking a photo....

I only wish I'd had a wide angle lens!
Next time.... :-)


me said...

i just love seattle. my dream cities to live in are chicago, seattle, vancouver, and portland (the only one i haven't visited).