Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Seattle Update

Seattle is doing good! Space Needle, still there.Above is actually the view from my hotel room. This might be the first time I stayed in Seattle with a view like this. Typically something is blocking the Space Needle. The Alaskan Way Viaduct is also still there.Everyone is still talking about what to do, the current plan seems to be replace it with a tunnel.Vegetables are still generally cheaper at Pikes Place Market then in Japan.

Since the last time I visited Seattle, the big change is there is now light rail, from the Airport to downtown, called the central link.And it turns out, it is really easy to use, takes about 45 minutes to go from the airport to downtown, and makes 12 stops during the trip.Trains are clean, but the people checking your ticket look less like train operators and more like security guards.I did not have a car over the weekend, so I did some research, trying to find places other then the airport you could visit on the train. Number one among them is Safeco Field. The other good place to go to is Columbia City, home of Jones Barbecue.A good place in Seattle to go for BBQ.


Nana said...

cloudy? any foods pics? :P

Honeymoon bed breakfast said...

Seattle is rich in fascinating museums, where you can learn about everything from aviation to history to science fiction.

These Seattle museums offer free admission on some days or evenings of each month:

* Seattle Art Museum (first Thursday)
* Seattle Asian Art Museum (first Thursday and Saturday)
* EMP/Sci Fi (first Thursday evenings)
* Bellevue Art Museum (first Friday)
* Museum of Flight (first Thursday evenings)
* Museum of History and Industry (first Thursday)
* Burke Museum (first Thursday)
* Wing Luke Museum (first Thursday and third Wednesday)

These Seattle museums are always free to the public:

* Frye Art Museum
* Coast Guard Museum
* Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit Visitor Center