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August 21, 2005

Back From Seattle

Friday morning we hit the road, and drove up to Seattle. Jean's in charge of the next Moyer Family Reunion, and she wanted to see if there was enough stuff of the sort that appeals to her clan in the city center. We stayed at the Red Lion Inn on Fifth Avenue, which put us central to many of our goals. We walked to Pioneer Square, and from there to the International District. Kelly and I spent awhile in Kinokuniya looking at stuff, and then we both bought some treats. I got the first Zatoichi movie, and watched it that same night on my laptop in the hotel.

Saturday afternoon we walked to the Westlake Center Mall, where we ate lunch and then rode the Monorail to Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project. When we got back, we took time to tour Pike Place Market. We ate at a few neat places over the weekend, including Elephant & Castle and the Rock Bottom Brewery. One restaurant we didn't try that I want to hit next summer is the Pike Pub and Brewery, which Jean tells me won some sort of award. More importantly, they brew all their own beer on site.

All in all, while a whirlwind trip, it was quite satisfying. I love Seattle and only wish I could find more excuses to come visit.

Posted by dpwakefield at August 21, 2005 05:17 PM


*chuckles* It's only a 3 hour drive/train ride away. Not that far at all *smirk*

Posted by: Kylanath at August 22, 2005 10:14 AM

Yes, yes, Dawn. And if you're single and have friends or loved ones living in the area, said train/car trip becomes all the more painless ;^)~

We logged about 3.5 hours coming up by car, and maybe 3.75 on the return, due to a concrete pouring exercise around Tacoma (watch your nickel at work!).

Unless I find a windfall before Sakura-Con, next summer will be my next visit. This is *still* a great increase in frequency, since the *last* time we were in Seattle, Renee (formerly Kelly) had not been conceived even, so over ten years ago!

Posted by: Don Wakefield at August 22, 2005 11:20 AM