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2003-07-03 20:22:10.980215+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Greetings from Seattle, the city with more Imax theaters than any other. Seattle is like a big cute puppy dog which keeps getting up on the couch. It's large, it's smelly, you want to get pissed off, but every time it cocks its head and looks at you with those big eyes and is just so cyooooot that it's impossible to stay mad. We really like this place.

Way back on Saturday we made a stop at Toys in Babeland to pitch Charlene's new business, headed over to the Pacific Science Center for their butterfly exhibit, which is the best $18 I've spent on entertainment recently, up the Space Needle to watch the sunset and see Mount Ranier in the afterglow. Sunday morning we had breakfast at Rosebud while the Pride Parade queued up outside, fine dining with a view, before driving north and meeting up with the family. Today we're back for a few hours to see if we can actually move some product, sitting in a coffee shop on Pike Street with free wireless net access, fly out this evening.

In the intervening times we've been up on San Juan island, and although we learned on the last day there that I could have scrounged some net access, I'm actually glad I didn't know that. Visiting with family, paddling past seals and jellyfish, watching the orcas and bald eagles... Generally an experience which didn't suck. Images coming soon, none are really "nature photographer" quality, but a few are pretty cool.

[ related topics: Butterflies Wireless Dan's Life Nature and environment Food Sociology California Culture ]

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#Comment made: 2003-07-04 01:44:30.19618+00 by: ebradway

And whenever you really get pissed off, you can chill out with a cup of java - the only fluid more common that rainwater in Seattle.

And as much as I like exploring the SF Bay area, I hadn't seen there that made my heart pound like Mt. Ranier looming over Seattle. In fact, the only thing that comes close is the Olympics in the distance.

I wanna check out Vancouver one of these days. I hear it's like a smaller version of Seattle (in terms of environment) with the more liberal Canadian government (from another discussion).

#Comment made: 2003-07-04 02:56:45.496766+00 by: Mars Saxman

Hey, you're up in my part of the world. Glad you're enjoying it. How long are you here?

If you like Mexican food, go get lunch at Agua Verde in the U-District. They rent kayaks, so you can go paddling for an hour or two, then relax with a mango margarita and some empanadas...

#Comment made: 2003-07-04 07:00:00.122681+00 by: Dan Lyke

Back home already, which is why I didn't tell anyone I was going. I'll have to come up for a real visit sometime soon, I wanna meet you and Shawn and a whole bunch of other folks in real life, and I'd love to check out the longer-term prospects of living there. Oh, for real deciduous trees and all.

More in the morning. It's 11:30 and I need sleep.

#Comment made: 2003-07-04 20:50:15.476784+00 by: Shawn

Thanks, Dan :-) Getting down to SF to meet you some day is on my list as well. Yeah, let me know the next time you're gonna be up here for any length of time. I didn't catch your note on SHS[Wiki] until it was almost too late, or I would've chipped in. Glad you had a good time.

Eric; I'd say that's a pretty accurate description of Vancouver (BC). I've lived in the Seattle area all my life but I often feel I like Vancouver better.

#Comment made: 2003-07-07 12:09:03.692978+00 by: meuon

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