Archive: January 4th, 2002

Greetings from Seattle

I am now further west than I have ever been in my life.

I still can’t see the Pacific Ocean but the Puget Sound is close enough.

Jessica and I flew into Seatac early Thursday morning. My brother in law, Jeb, picked us up and whisked us away to downtown Seattle.

Jeb works in a big skyscraper in the middle of town. He took us up to his office on the 43rd floor and showed us the view. Very impressive.

We left Jeb to his cubicle and set off to explore the funky older part of downtown Seattle.

The Pike Place Market is great. There’s so much wonderful fish and seafood getting thrown around, sold, cooked and eaten. We had some deep fried oysters for lunch which were absolutely delicous.

We did all the other touristy things too. We rode the monorail to the Space Needle and looked at the strange Experience Music Project building.

We met up with Jeb again in the evening and went to a Japanese restaurant. It was one of those places where the chef cooks everything right there on the table. It was a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

That was just the first day. Admittedly, I was a bit too tired to appreciate everything fully (I had started the day in Tucson, Arizona in the wee hours of the morning). Thank goodness for the ready availabilty of caffeine in Seattle.

Today I am fully rested and ready to revisit the Pike Place Market.