This post should have happened months ago but it’s better late than never.
I took a trip to Seattle back in January and had an amazing time. It was always cloudy, but I managed to master the bus system so I didn’t get too wet. The sun set too early for my taste, but it is a beautiful day- and night-time city. My first cabbie experience in America wasn’t bad and I slept through most of my Amtrak experience. All in all, Washington would be an incredible place to live for a short time at least. Who knows what will happen some day 😉
I spent my first day in Seattle orienting myself to the area around the hotel. The next day I took the bus to Discovery Park along the coast (and made a few bus mistakes along the way). It was raining the whole time but I wouldn’t let that stop me from caching!
Of course I had to visit the Hard Rock Cafe while I was there.
The Pike’s Place Market was one of my favorite places. It’s like a big farmer’s market with vendors of all kinds. It’s famous for the fish-throwing guys.
And the gum wall! There’s a cache somewhere in that mess. I couldn’t get close to it with the barriers.
I grabbed a few caches before heading into the Seattle Aquarium, including a virtual at this historic site.
The clouds parted this day and I finally had a glimpse of the mountains.
I experienced my first touch tank inside the aquarium. (It was awesome!) I also met another SCA volunteer inside.
All in all, I thought it was a very nice aquarium!
There were a few of these piggies around Pike Place market.
And of course I visited Groundspeak HQ while I was there!
They just moved Geocaching HQ into a new building and it’s nice! Of course I left a few SIG items in their Geocache and bought some souvenirs.
I rode the Amtrak (for the first time) to Vancouver, Canada. I had a hard time finding the station, and I had to get there super early, but it was worth it!
Apparently the Amtrak back from Canada had problems. They only use one track and there was another train on it at the same time. I slept through it all though. We arrived in Seattle close to 2 hours late, after midnight, so I had to use a cab for the first time by myself. No problems!
Of course, the day that I leave Seattle, there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
Before I left though, I visited Pike Place market one last time to buy tulips for my mom.