Thursday, May 21, 2009

You wake up at Seatac

I had a seven hour layover in Seattle, which was plenty of time to head into town and do some sightseeing. $1.75 and 30 minutes got me down to the Space Needle.

50 or so days out of the year you can see Mt. Rainier. On those days it fills the skyline directly behind Safeco Field. Yesterday was not one of those 50 days. I also gotta say Space Needle, would a little signage telling me what I am (or am not) looking at kill you? I'm just saying.

So there's a monorail (monorail!), and people do seem to loves them some monorail. And by people, I mean the two ladies (at the airport and Space Needle respectively) who told me it was pure folly to walk to Pike's Place Market. I was really better off taking the monorail. Monorail! Monoraaaaaaail!

Yeah, its a 15 minute walk. What to the ever.

Of course I went to the fish market. There were fish. They were flung.

Next year I'll have to plan an over night so I can do the Experience and Science Fiction museums. The fact that there's currently a Jim Henson exhibit on any added to my bitter pants.

Muhnuh muhnuh, indeed.

Two things I did not know about Seattle. They don't support boiling lobsters, and non-earth life forms are not permitted to use the rest rooms at Seatac.

See the complete photo set (so far) at wax|wendy's Flickr page.


Karen Huffman said...

Love Seattle. Probably one of my FAV cities next to DC, Boston, & Toronto.

Therese Odell said...

I think you and I need to make a pilgrimage to the Sci-Fi museum together. Especially since I won't be able to get my geek on at Comic-Con this year.