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Offline RAB

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Interesting Links re: Seattle
« on: November 23, 2010, 08:10:24 PM »
This thread would be a good place for members to post links they've found regarding Seattle.  I'm thinking it might turn into a fun potpourri of information, attractions, and facts regarding the site of AMG 2011.

Because of the recent discussion regarding weather, I'm going to start it off with this link, click on the button "Seattle Climate Data" toward the end of the opening post.


http://beautifulseattle.com/

I'd encourage everyone to submit additional links.

RAB   ;D

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 08:31:57 PM »
Oh, I'm on to you Mister!!!  You are trying to get free info to help with any scavenger hunts.......   Just remember, Joe, the Davids and I are still the reigning scavengers kings........  A title I take very seriously.   :P

Mike

P.S. -- Thanks for starting this -- a very good idea indeed.
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 08:40:16 PM »
Oh, I'm on to you Mister!!!  You are trying to get free info to help with any scavenger hunts.......   Just remember, Joe, the Davids and I are still the reigning scavengers kings........  A title I take very seriously.   :P

Mike

P.S. -- Thanks for starting this -- a very good idea indeed.

That's because you guys cheat and use your damned iPhones!

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 08:43:02 PM »
Here's the link for the Metro, which is the bus system for Seattle. They have a discount card for people with disabilities and those over a certain age, but for the disability qualification, you actually have to prove it, such as with a SSDI/SSI letter or Medicare card, so only some of us will qualify. But the buses seem to go almost everywhere downtown.

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 11:06:17 PM »
That's because you guys cheat and use your damned iPhones!

odyssey

Well, the iPhones did come in handy, those Davids do love their toys -- but I think the fact that I had lived in Boston for 3+ yrs and worked there for 10, just might have given us a small edge...........   :-*
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 11:46:59 PM »
Well, the iPhones did come in handy, those Davids do love their toys -- but I think the fact that I had lived in Boston for 3+ yrs and worked there for 10, just might have given us a small edge...........   :-*

And you didn't disclose this to the entire group? I swear, you should have worn a giant body condom if you weren't going to disclose your status! :P
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 08:38:34 PM »
Just remember, Joe, the Davids and I are still the reigning scavengers kings........  A title I take very seriously.   :P

Mike
Oh pleeze, that was ours and you know it...if I didn't have to stop and put a man in a silly costume straight about a few things we would have creamed you, I wouldn't be at all surprised if you had set that up, you knew you were up against a winning team and couldn't cope with it...admit it.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 11:56:55 PM »
Oh pleeze, that was ours and you know it...if I didn't have to stop and put a man in a silly costume straight about a few things we would have creamed you, I wouldn't be at all surprised if you had set that up, you knew you were up against a winning team and couldn't cope with it...admit it.

Hugs
Jan :-*

I always heard that New Zealand had such wonderful wines, yet all I'm hearing here is a bunch of sour grapes.   :P

You can make up all the excuses you want -- but you don't have the trophies.....    ;D

Hugs,
M
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 09:13:06 AM »
http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm

I would definitely love to spend a day visiting this park.  Would need a car but would be worth it.

http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm

A longer haul, but also spectacular, no doubt.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 11:33:01 PM »
The underground tour in Pioneer Square is touristy but surprisingly fun and interesting.  (After Seattle suffered a catastrophic fire, the rebuilding was done *over* the existing structures, and some of the old city still exists, mothballed.  For some time after rebuilding, the city hadn't gotten around to re-creating the streets at the new level, leading to news reports of people stepping off a sidewalk and breaking both legs.  This confused non-locals.)

http://www.undergroundtour.com/

Also, it never actually rains.  We just spread those rumors to keep people from moving here.

OK, the truth is, summers used to be very clear, sunny and dry (after the first few weeks of July and often into October), but in recent years the number of humid days has been increasing.

But anticipate low-humidity wide temperature swings.  Dress in layers, and be prepared for early morning chill requiring a substantial coat, followed by afternoons suitable for T-shirt and shorts.  Maybe that explains why the parka-and-shorts look is so common in Seattle.

Metro does get you all over downtown, and free, too.  Downtown is a ride-free zone, and then there is a confusing system once you get out of it:  for rides that originate outside downtown and go to downtown, pay as you enter; for rides that originate downtown and end outside the ride-free zone, pay as you leave.  And bring exact change.  And get a transfer.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2010, 08:13:32 PM »
I'd love to do a boat ride that takes in the panorama of what has always looked to be a very pretty city.  I suppose a trip up to the Space Needle to see the views would be nice as well.  Is is Peugot Sound that is right in Seattle or is that further away? 

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2010, 08:53:21 PM »
Is is Peugot Sound that is right in Seattle or is that further away? 

Jody :)

Peugeot is a brand of car manufactured in France.  Puget Sound is the 100-mile long estuarine system that Seattle sits on, as well as Takoma and Olympia.
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 12:27:20 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up on Seattle's waterway's and French cars!!! ;)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 12:49:40 PM »
Jody

The Bremerton ferry used to be a great day trip leaving from Seattle Pier 52 and going around islands in the Sound.  If it is a warn week, it would be a good way to spend a half day in August (it is about an hour's ride to Bremerton, a break and an hour back), and the ferries are pretty reasonably priced.  There used to be some interesting things to look at in Bremerton too (there was a naval yard there).



Oh, and that's Tacoma with a C for all you effete decadent Eastern types -- the real test will come when you try to pronounce Puyallup (hint, dyslexia helps).   ;D

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Offline RAB

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 05:01:25 PM »
Jody



Oh, and that's Tacoma with a C for all you effete decadent Eastern types -- the real test will come when you try to pronounce Puyallup (hint, dyslexia helps).   ;D

Assurbanipal, who fished the Stillaguamish in his youth...

LOL!  Oh you are so evil Assur.  And then you threw in the Stillaguamish on top of it. 

RAB   ;D

Who knows how to pronounce Puyallup. 

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011, 10:35:41 PM »
I was looking some stuff up online on Seattle. Theirs a Seattle Pass that gives you access too I believe it was 6 different places.

What caught my attention was theirs an Aquariam and a Zoo in Seattle. I would love to visit those! =) and that underground tour as well that looks like so much fun. 
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 11:21:12 PM »
We are totally up for the zoo and aquarium! Love that stuff...we didn't get to the Boston Aquarium but I did go when I went to the vamps at NIH last year.

I went to the Carnation Research Farm in '79 but it's owned by Nestle now and I don't think the Swiss offer the same tour. I would be up for a day trip to Vancouver, BC, but is it really a day trip? (I hear I can enjoy a good Old Fashioned cocktail down the road in Vancouver, WA.)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 06:22:50 PM »
Hey Basquo, Vancouver BC probably isn't a day trip, the city just has too much to offer.  But if you can, I'd certainly recommend extending your stay and taking a day or two to visit our neighbors to the North.  Vancouver BC is a wonderful city.

Here's a pretty broad view of Seattle. Though in my opinion it doesn't really capture the wonder and beauty of the city.   

http://www.seattle.gov/TOUR/attractions.htm

RAB   ;D

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 07:00:10 PM »
Has anybody here had Market Spice Tea?  This is a great place to visit when you go down to the market area:

http://www.marketspice.com/

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 11:53:00 AM »
http://rediscover.msn.com/default.aspx?id=26415083&source=msnbc#/profile/

This is actually something sponsored by Buick, but I liked it.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2011, 02:20:13 PM »
Well if you happen to be a Glee fan, I did find this.   ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5PyIVVKoWU

RAB   ;D

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011, 11:32:40 AM »
http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm

I would definitely love to spend a day visiting this park.  Would need a car but would be worth it.

You would need to block out an entire day to tour the Olympic Peninsula, but it is truly spectacular to see.  The rainforest is an interesting spot there to visit too.  I love the name they gave it.  Ho. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OybAqsvkPp8

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2011, 10:31:12 AM »
This place is within the same city block as The Roosevelt Hotel.  If you are a beer lover you may want to take a 3 minute walk around the corner to check out the Tap House Grill. 

http://www.taphousegrill.com/


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2011, 01:21:16 PM »
Well if you happen to be a Glee fan, I did find this.   ::)
wow! that was a BIG flash mob! Wonder how and where you practice with that many people?

so what music are we going to sing and dance to in our flash mob in Seattle? :D ;D
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2011, 02:43:34 PM »
so what music are we going to sing and dance to in our flash mob in Seattle? :D ;D

I nominate the Wumpster to play Sir Elton.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2011, 04:12:19 PM »
I nominate the Wumpster to play Sir Elton.
so then it's g-strings and body paint for the rest of us, right? ::) :D
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2011, 04:35:18 PM »
so then it's g-strings and body paint for the rest of us, right? ::) :D

I was going to wear my cellophane pants! 

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2011, 07:24:18 PM »
Will I get in trouble if I post the Seattle Steamworks link for us gentlemanly folk that might be interesting in a little manly excursion?  ::)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2011, 10:48:26 PM »
Will I get in trouble if I post the Seattle Steamworks link for us gentlemanly folk that might be interesting in a little manly excursion?  ::)

odyssey

I will get in trouble if my husband catches me clicking on the link!!  :o

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2011, 01:13:45 PM »
Will I get in trouble if I post the Seattle Steamworks link for us gentlemanly folk that might be interesting in a little manly excursion?  ::)

odyssey

YES !

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2011, 01:36:03 PM »
Oh, I'm on to you Mister!!!  You are trying to get free info to help with any scavenger hunts.......   Just remember, Joe, the Davids and I are still the reigning scavengers kings........  A title I take very seriously.   :P

Mike

P.S. -- Thanks for starting this -- a very good idea indeed.

Don't know how I missed this nasty little accusation.  But may I remind you mister I was also on that team and have the ribbon to prove it.  Unfortunately, none of us have the actual trophy--Jody and Aztecan stole it.

But I did come across this:
http://www.scavengerhuntanywhere.com/hunts/seattle-scavenger-hunt/

RAB   ;D


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2011, 01:42:57 PM »
Don't know how I missed this nasty little accusation.  But may I remind you mister I was also on that team and have the ribbon to prove it.  Unfortunately, none of us have the actual trophy--Jody and Aztecan stole it.

But I did come across this:
http://www.scavengerhuntanywhere.com/hunts/seattle-scavenger-hunt/

RAB   ;D



 :-[  :-[
Now how could I have forgotten that you were on the team?  I guess some of us simply don't age gracefully -- sorry, dear.   :-*  Of course, if you don't have a trophy -- did it really happen.


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2011, 01:57:32 PM »
:-[  :-[
Now how could I have forgotten that you were on the team?  I guess some of us simply don't age gracefully -- sorry, dear.   :-*  Of course, if you don't have a trophy -- did it really happen.


(who is looking at his trophy and ribbon -- prominently displayed on his desk)

You got a friggin trophy?   ???  I thought we each got a ribbon and there was only 1 team trophy!  Which in Boston was stolen (as I said earlier) by Jody and Aztecan.  How the heck did you get a trophy?  Who'd you do?

RAB   ;D

(That scavenger hunt link looks  too pricy, can't remember what we paid in Boston but I think it was something like $25.00 each including lunch.)


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2011, 04:28:18 PM »
You got a friggin trophy?   ???  I thought we each got a ribbon and there was only 1 team trophy!  Which in Boston was stolen (as I said earlier) by Jody and Aztecan.  How the heck did you get a trophy?  Who'd you do?

RAB   ;D

(That scavenger hunt link looks  too pricy, can't remember what we paid in Boston but I think it was something like $25.00 each including lunch.)



I don't kiss and tell........

Actually -- we did all get one -- see what I mean about aging gracefully darling??  The fact that you traded yours away for a quickie with Jody and Aztecan, well -- I can't be held responsible for THAT.  ;)

Can't wait to see you again! 

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2011, 08:41:18 PM »
Okay, since you guys seem interested, here's the link:

http://www.steamworksonline.com/Seattle/Seattle.html

And just so everyone knows, I emailed Steamworks and they're cool with transguys as long as the ID says male and the presentation is male too. Good news for me!

Here's two other "gentlemen's establishments":

http://www.thezclub.com/

http://tribeseattle.com/Tribe.htm

I don't know about the trans-friendliness of the other two. I sent them both emails awhile back but didn't get a response. Maybe the managers were absolutely shocked that guys like me exist?  :o

Anyway... now for the nonsexual... I found another scavenger hunt:

http://www.see-seattle.com/scavenger.htm

It's within the price range of Boston (unless we go by limo)!
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2011, 06:34:40 PM »
Here's a link to trip advisor regarding all the various sites, sounds, and attractions for Seattle.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60878-Activities-Seattle_Washington.html#TtD

4 months and counting! 

(Is anyone going to update the arr/dep list?)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2011, 08:13:10 PM »
If anyone has any questions about Seattle I can prob help out..as I live here.  Someone earlier posted about seeing the city from the sound, someone else recommended taking a ferry.  I would skip the ferry and take an Argosy city cruise instead.  The take you out on a boat and go from the sound, through the lochs, and end up in lake union.  Its a guided tour and you get to see a lot of the city from the view of a boat.  Its a good trip and worth it.  I recommend. 
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2011, 07:37:58 AM »
I would skip the ferry and take an Argosy city cruise instead.   

If time permits, I would enjoy taking a day trip over to the Olympic Peninsula.  It would involve renting a car but the scenery sure is worth it.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2011, 07:02:13 PM »
If time permits, I would enjoy taking a day trip over to the Olympic Peninsula.  It would involve renting a car but the scenery sure is worth it.

Here's a link I found that you might find interesting:

http://www.olympicpeninsula.org/

And you're right, it would require a car and a full day, but the scenery is spectacular.  

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2011, 07:34:53 PM »
http://www.olympicpeninsula.org/
http://www.olympicpeninsula.org/featured-content/twilight-fascination-olympic-peninsula

Oh!  :o We just have to go visit there!!!
I want to see the sparkley vampires and those hot werewolves! :-* :-*

After we meet the Cullens this year, then next year we can go down to Bon Temps, LA and meet Sookie, Bill and Eric. :D
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2011, 10:37:33 PM »
If time permits, I would enjoy taking a day trip over to the Olympic Peninsula.  It would involve renting a car but the scenery sure is worth it.

This does sound very interesting (and RAB's link confirmed the beauty).  Sid and I might be up for this too.  I haven't begun researching the area -- soon though.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2011, 09:23:44 AM »
http://www.olympicpeninsula.org/featured-content/twilight-fascination-olympic-peninsula

Oh!  :o We just have to go visit there!!!
I want to see the sparkley vampires and those hot werewolves! :-* :-*

After we meet the Cullens this year, then next year we can go down to Bon Temps, LA and meet Sookie, Bill and Eric. :D

Dude! The res is something like a 4-hour drive from Seattle. I was all for doing the Twilight thing too until I started mapping it. Going over to the 101 to see the east side of the park is one thing, but I don't think there are any major roads going through the park, which means you have to skirt all the way over the north side to get to the Forks/La Push area. It would make for a really long day, but then again there's still 13-14 daylight hours at that time of the year.

You serious? We would probably be the oldest tourist  without kids!

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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2011, 03:16:26 AM »
I hate to break it to the Twihards, but most of the second and tird movies were filmed in and around Vancouver, BC.

Yes, you could do a daytrip here from Seattle, but it would be rushed.  Amtrak has a train that leaves Seattle in the morning and returns late in the afternoon.  Otherwise its a 2-3 hour drive each way.
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2011, 09:55:16 PM »
Jan PMed me about there not being a scavenger hunt in Seattle and I was bummed. Apparently nobody looked into the link I posted about the very reasonably priced scavenger hunt option. Seeing how the one in Boston was such a raging success, maybe one of the planning folks can do some research and maybe we could do one in Seattle too. Please don't freak out over me reposting the link, I'm just trying to provide a little incentive for somebody to pay attention! LOL  ;D

http://www.see-seattle.com/scavenger.htm

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2011, 10:02:22 PM »
Jan PMed me about there not being a scavenger hunt in Seattle and I was bummed. Apparently nobody looked into the link I posted about the very reasonably priced scavenger hunt option. Seeing how the one in Boston was such a raging success, maybe one of the planning folks can do some research and maybe we could do one in Seattle too. Please don't freak out over me reposting the link, I'm just trying to provide a little incentive for somebody to pay attention! LOL  ;D

http://www.see-seattle.com/scavenger.htm

odyssey

If it's doable I'm in, it was good fun in Boston, even thought we were robbed of the trophy, but I want to be in Mikes team, as a punishement for stealing our trophy he has to push me around in a wheelchair..I'm not going to rely on RAB, he would run off and leave me lying there legless, he will do anything to win.. ;)


Defiately something to think about guys, and it's a great way to see the city.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2011, 10:22:26 PM »
Hmmm, look what I found on my dresser.



It was that damn "Steamin Teacup" that did us in, we could never find it. I think Mike tore it off the building before we came along...which is CHEATING

I'm in for another scavenger hunt, I need a trophy this time to display next to my ribbon :)

Oh and, LOL@ this:
..I'm not going to rely on Rocky, he would run off and leave me lying there legless, he will do anything to win.. ;)
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2011, 10:28:53 PM »
Hmmm, look what I found on my dresser.



It was that damn "Steamin Teacup" that did us in, we could never find it. I think Mike tore it off the building before we came along...which is CHEATING

I'm in for another scavenger hunt, I need a trophy this time to display next to my ribbon :)

Oh and, LOL@ this:
..I'm not going to rely on Rocky, he would run off and leave me lying there legless, he will do anything to win.. ;)

Don't feel bad Will you are not the only one he cheated out of the trophy.. :D ;)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2011, 11:24:14 PM »
Mine hangs in my home office. I have ALWAYS believed the teacup was made up to keep us from our rightful 1st place triumph.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2011, 07:28:28 AM »
Hmmm, look what I found on my dresser

It was that damn "Steamin Teacup" that did us in, we could never find it. I think Mike tore it off the building before we came along...which is CHEATING

I'm in for another scavenger hunt, I need a trophy this time to display next to my ribbon :)

Well, dear -- I'm looking at my BLUE ribbon -- with a 1st Prize Winner title on it -- oh yeah, it's hanging off of the TROPHY my team won.

You all have been crying over missing that steaming TEA KETTLE (not cup) for 2 years now.  Get over it -- not sure how you all missed it -- my team saw it the moment we rounded the corner to Government Center.

Jan -- if you want to be on my team, you have a little over 2 months to start working out and strengthening those legs -- I'm afraid I might be just like RAB and leave you behind if you slow us down on our way to victory.   ;)  

Some of us are just better at deciphering clues (of course the dualing iPhones of the Davids didn't hurt either).

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2011, 09:11:05 PM »
I thought the scavenger hunt in Boston was a great time.  (Of course I was on the winning team.   ;D  Special thanks to Bocker [former long term resident] and the D's for their I phones.)
Steaming tea kettle, how if the heck could anyone miss it?  It was right there on the side of a Starbucks, for goodness sakes.  I still remember Killfoile with all his ink, going into McDonalds asking for a job app.  

Jan, you're right, I would leave you behind "leggless", if it came down to a choice of victory vs friendship.  But rest assured, I'd eventually work my way back to retrieve you.  EVENTUALLY.

I noticed the link Ody supplied said that "Seattle bufs" won't have any additional advantage because of the way the hunt is formated.

I think that sucks!  While I've been gone from Seattle nearly 15 years and probably wouldn't be much help, at least I would have some knowledge.

I say we do it.

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« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2011, 09:39:40 PM »
 I still remember Killfoile with all his ink, going into McDonalds asking for a job app.  


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2011, 10:27:38 AM »
As you know, Grunge Rock (the Seattle Sound) was big in the 1980s.  The city always seems to be on the cutting edge when it comes to giving music to the world. 

Lets find these guys in Pioneer Square and perhaps they will come up with a theme song for AMG11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUCQSm1bpd4


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2011, 01:58:57 PM »
Here's a link to Seattle's "alternative" newspaper.  Dan Savage write a weekly column, it's how he got his start.
http://www.thestranger.com/

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2011, 10:52:21 PM »
No iPhones were used in the winning. We had Bocker, besides they were 1st gen iPhones.
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2011, 11:15:52 PM »
No iPhones were used in the winning. We had Bocker, besides they were 1st gen iPhones.

This is from the man himself:

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Some of us are just better at deciphering clues (of course the dualing iPhones of the Davids didn't hurt either).

I'm just saying.

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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2011, 07:31:01 AM »
This is from the man himself:

I'm just saying.

Aroha
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I must admit -- There was one clue about which I was, well, clueless.......  I forget the exact details, but it was about a statue (some animal, perhaps??) -- I could tell that it was somewhere near the Omni Parker House by the clue, but the rest was solved with the help of google. 

So... while that one was a hard one, I still stand by the fact that the steaming kettle was the easiest damned clue of the bunch!!

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2011, 06:49:47 PM »
I must admit -- There was one clue about which I was, well, clueless.......  I forget the exact details, but it was about a statue (some animal, perhaps??) -- I could tell that it was somewhere near the Omni Parker House by the clue, but the rest was solved with the help of google. 

So... while that one was a hard one, I still stand by the fact that the steaming kettle was the easiest damned clue of the bunch!!

Mike

If you are talking about the Donkey we had no problems finding it... :D

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2011, 07:25:59 PM »
If you are talking about the Donkey we had no problems finding it... :D

Aroha
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We found it too missy.  In fact the only thing we didn't get was a picture of two guys wearing a redsox hat.

We actually got it, but we misread the clue, I think we all had to be in that pic, and we weren't.

Ah the thrill of VICTORY (us), the AGONY (everyone else) of defeat. 

Now get over it.

RAB 

(Who has a ribbon but no trophy   ???)

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2011, 08:27:05 PM »
We found it too missy.  In fact the only thing we didn't get was a picture of two guys wearing a redsox hat.

We actually got it, but we misread the clue, I think we all had to be in that pic, and we weren't.

Ah the thrill of VICTORY (us), the AGONY (everyone else) of defeat. 

Now get over it.

RAB 

(Who has a ribbon but no trophy   ???)

We got everyone in the photo and WON the best photo award for it... ;D.

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2011, 10:27:56 PM »
If you are talking about the Donkey we had no problems finding it... :D

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I'm going to steer clear of the many "jackass" jokes that this comment is just begging for.......    ;)  :-*

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2011, 10:00:48 AM »
Good God, people, what does all this banter about Boston have to do with the price of coffee in Seattle? Can we please focus? or start a thread titled "We Loved Boston and We Just Can't Move On..."

Come, look ahead! Seattle is a little over 2 months away and we need some plans! There's this Seattle Citypass thing that Santi and I are going to get:

http://www.citypass.com/seattle?mv_source=partnerfusion&cmpid=google_Seattle%20CityPass&mkwid=sMxgpu7zL&pcrid=5835980309&gclid=CNfxxe6-q6kCFQHsKgodVnS6MA

and here's what to do on Sunday: we're all invited to my friend's birthday party on Sunday night. I haven't seen him in 23 years but he said the more, the merrier!

and remember the OP was:
This thread would be a good place for members to post links they've found regarding Seattle.  I'm thinking it might turn into a fun potpourri of information, attractions, and facts regarding the site of AMG 2011.

Because of the recent discussion regarding weather, I'm going to start it off with this link, click on the button "Seattle Climate Data" toward the end of the opening post.


http://beautifulseattle.com/

I'd encourage everyone to submit additional links.

RAB   ;D


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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2011, 05:54:17 PM »
wow   that  city pass is a real  bargain..... have  to get one..   anyone  local  can get us a group  discount better  than this????     maybe a deal on a Transit pass???

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2011, 10:33:16 AM »
New york times did an article on some seattle restaurants.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/travel/eating-in-around-seattle.html?src=dayp

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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2011, 12:09:38 PM »
New york times did an article on some seattle restaurants.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/travel/eating-in-around-seattle.html?src=dayp



Hey Bug, the link didn't work for me.  Says the page does not exist.   ???

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« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2011, 12:18:28 PM »
Damn Iphone. Its on nytimes.com today. Ill try and post it soon, or if someone else could im not at home roght now
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Re: Interesting Links re: Seattle
« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2011, 02:25:42 PM »
Damn Iphone. Its on nytimes.com today. Ill try and post it soon, or if someone else could im not at home roght now

Let's see if this works:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/travel/eating-in-and-around-seattle.html

Edit to add:  Seems to.

Thanks for the heads up on this bug.  It's a good article and accurate description of Seattle's food.

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« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2011, 07:24:03 PM »
Update on my friends birthday party: it's actually going to be Saturday night, and it's a public venue that I think everyone will be agreeable to. I'll PM the details to everyone.

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« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2011, 04:54:45 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on the City Pass.  Curtis and I are going for it.  The venues mostly look like must do's and the price is great.

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« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2011, 10:53:04 PM »
I didn't read through this whole thread but I was wondering if the walking tour under the sidewalks of Seattle is worth doing ? It sounds like something I would like .   

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« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2011, 10:35:28 PM »
IMHO not nearly as good as the first flash mob.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt9wCYH4o0

Whatever.

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« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2011, 11:54:37 PM »
Update on the Citypass...it includes the Experience Music Project which Michael says is fantastic. He's a passholder. Evidently it was founded through Jimi Hendrix's estate and has evolved into a lot more. The monorail is right there (short as it is) and the Science Fiction Museum is inside it as well, from what I understand.

We are thinking about doing the Music/Sci-Fi thing on Friday afternoon. Breakfast, Memorial Service, Michael takes us to a fabulous off-track seafood restaurant, then the Music/Sci-Fi, then probably a short disco-nap is in order before spramping up for the Meet-n-Greet.

Still thinking about when to go to the zoo, aquarium, etc. I definitely want to go to the locks and underwater salmon-viewing windows, which I believe is free, and hopefully they will have the guide wires ready so's Jan and Robert and Will and me can jump off the Space Needle.

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« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2011, 02:21:16 AM »
. I definitely want to go to the locks and underwater salmon-viewing windows, which I believe is free, and hopefully they will have the guide wires ready so's *Jan and Robert and Will and me can jump off the Space Needle.

*That sounds like a plan.

The Zoo is a must so will have to work on that as well.

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« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2011, 06:27:51 AM »

hopefully they will have the guide wires ready so's Jan and Robert and Will and me can jump off the Space Needle.

Don't forget about Wolfie.  I bungeed off the 2nd tallest bridge in the world in Fayetteville WVA.  It spans the New River Gorge where we go white water rafting (has class 5 rapids).  You know what the last words of my hillbillies are; "hey bubba, watch this"...lol

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« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2011, 07:03:52 AM »


Kinda weird that I'm terrified of flying but will do any crazy activity offered.


I'm a bit like that Wolfie, I'll try anything once, but I'm not terrified of flying I just don't like it.

See you at the space needle.. ;)

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« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2011, 09:17:00 AM »
I bungeed off the 2nd tallest bridge in the world in Fayetteville WVA.  It spans the New River Gorge where we go white water rafting (has class 5 rapids). 
omigod! I've done that too! I loooove going down the New River. We've shot the rapids on the upper and lower halves maybe 7 or 8 times. Having lived on both sides of the Appalachians, whether in OH or the Carolinas, W VA is a lovely place to visit (but I wouldn't want to live there! LOL) It's a great place to ski in too (although in my case that was mainly just falling down the mountain. ROFL I can't water ski either :( ). Maybe we should have an AMG in W VA one year  :D ;D
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« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2011, 09:30:26 AM »
When I was there a few years ago doing the upper gulley with a group of friends there was a group of gay people taking the adventure.  They were staying next to us at the campground and I had a blast with them.  We're scheduling a cousins reunion in September to do that adventure.  I love that place and it's not far from our original homestead.  It would be a great AMG location. 
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« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2011, 01:44:56 PM »
Seattle is home to 2 of the most spectacular sports facilities:

Safeco Field where the Mariners play (unfortunately for Jan, Robert, and all you other MLB fans they'll be on the road when we are there).

http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ballpark/index.jsp

And Qwest Field (Soon to be renamed Century Link Field) where the Seahawks (football) and Sounders (soccer) play.

http://www.qwestfield.com/

Those arriving by either Amtrak or the Light Rail from the airport will pass right by both of them.

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« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2011, 01:16:31 PM »
Well if you're thinking of eating oysters while in Seattle, you probably shouldn't read this story.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43702979/ns/us_news-environment/

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Who can't eat seafood anyway.   ;)

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« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2011, 08:42:50 PM »
I'm sure they will be fine if they are cooked, especially fried. Just like rabbit and squirrel, you shouldn't eat raw oysters in a month that doesn't have an "R" in it.  August = no; September = yes.

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« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2011, 11:07:32 AM »
I'm sure they will be fine if they are cooked, especially fried. Just like rabbit and squirrel, you shouldn't eat raw oysters in a month that doesn't have an "R" in it.  August = no; September = yes.

That's a big myth -- we have local oysters all year.

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/faq/fishfaq5b.html

I go to a specialty place here that serves oysters from Chincoteague up to Cape May and also Long Island. Prepare to spend $25-$30 for a dozen. Which is why I go when an out-of-towner is present and on an expense account :) They also regularly feature Royal Miyagi oysters which are from Vancouver Is., British Columbia so same species found in Puget Sound. They are a species that are originally from Japan. If you want native oysters in Seattle you have to make sure it is an Olympia oyster. I believe they are now much less prevalent than the Pacific Oyster (like the Royal Miyagi) because those are much easier to cultivate.

http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2011/07/breakup-of-farms-into-5-acre-farmettes-puts-shellfish-at-risk/
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« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2011, 03:06:14 PM »
Here are two links about Seattle's China Town (International District).

While small compared to say SF or Vancouver, it's still packed with lots of markets, restaurants, and sight seeing.  I know Robert loves any China Town.   :-*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBDP0LY3OUM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9XOH_gQ5Ec

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« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2011, 06:20:53 PM »
Here are two links about Seattle's China Town (International District).

While small compared to say SF or Vancouver, it's still packed with lots of markets, restaurants, and sight seeing.  I know Robert loves any China Town.   :-*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBDP0LY3OUM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9XOH_gQ5Ec

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Chinatown also has a vegetarian restaurant called the Bamboo Garden that I'd love to try.  I wonder if everything there will be ready in 5 minute?  Actually, I'm quite surprised how many veggie restaurant Seattle has.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bamboo-garden-vegetarian-cuisine-seattle
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« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2011, 09:43:25 AM »
That's a big myth -- we have local oysters all year.

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/faq/fishfaq5b.html


Just because a belief is less prevelant doesn't make it a myth. 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060929075527AAfaXfw

The one time I got sick from raw oysters was in July. Maybe they're safe in cooler climes but you do NOT want to eat raw Gulf oysters out of season. Please trust me on this.

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« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
I'm going to be very curious what I think of the new (well "new" in the sense it was built after we moved) central Library.  It's design and architecture is to say the least, unusual.  I remember when the design was originally submitted, it caused a lot of controvery. 

This library was built on the site of the previous library (which was a rat hole).  In the interim the library temporarily located to the convention center (which along with Freeway Park) straddles I-5).

http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit

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« Reply #85 on: August 06, 2011, 04:47:33 PM »
Chinatown also has a vegetarian restaurant called the Bamboo Garden that I'd love to try.  I wonder if everything there will be ready in 5 minute?  Actually, I'm quite surprised how many veggie restaurant Seattle has.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bamboo-garden-vegetarian-cuisine-seattle

Just a heads-up if you look for Bamboo Garden -- it's not in the International District, it's just north of Seattle Center (where the Space Needle, the Opera House, Intiman, and Key Arena are).  The I.D. is at the south edge of downtown; Seattle Center is north of downtown.

Does Seattle have vegetarian restaurants?  Does Milwaukee have beer?  Cafe Flora (on Madison -- a real estate agent would call the area Capitol Hill) is the biggest name - upscale menus and upscale prices.  Sunlight Cafe (Roosevelt district, north of University district) is a hippie throwback, but a good one.  And Gelatiamo downtown on 3rd Ave generally doesn't put meat in their gelato, except a little bit of Spam.

Some excellent food (depending on who on staff made it), but not cheap, can be had at the deli at PCC Natural Market in Fremont.  "PCC" because it's PC but even more so.  They got your vegan, they got your gluten-free, they got your not-processed-in-a-facility-within-3.5-miles-of-peanuts.  Be careful not to get trampled by the yuppies from Getty Images and Adobe.

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« Reply #86 on: August 12, 2011, 05:04:52 PM »
just  a reminder  to  get  a  Citypass  if you plan see any of the most popular  attractions...    www.citypass.com   for  Seattle,good deal at  1/2 price


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« Reply #87 on: August 12, 2011, 05:19:46 PM »
just  a reminder  to  get  a  Citypass  if you plan see any of the most popular  attractions...    www.citypass.com   for  Seattle,good deal at  1/2 price


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Does ths have to be done in advance, or can we just do it once we're there?

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« Reply #88 on: August 12, 2011, 05:28:11 PM »
RAB  it wasnt  clear  if you could do it there ,  so I did it  online...   same  with the shuttle  bus...actually need a reservation for that one.....  for  depart and pickup....  in  any case  it  could save  waiting in lines and filling out  forms  

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BTW......  if  more than 10 people  want to go to a particular attraction at the same time  it is best to call and tell them a group is  coming...like  the  space needle... and others
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« Reply #89 on: August 12, 2011, 05:44:16 PM »
Does ths have to be done in advance, or can we just do it once we're there?
You can buy it online or at any of the attraction sites.  Of course, if you have the pass already, you can skip the ticket lines........ 

Sid and I have ours already.

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« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2011, 10:24:04 PM »
Light Rail from SeaTac to Downtown:

This leaves from the airport every 10 minutes and will take us to the last stop (westlake Center) which is just 2 blocks from the hotel. It may be the way to get out of the airport fast and into the city. Just a thought. The fair is $2.75 per person.

http://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Link-light-rail.xml

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« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2011, 12:10:26 PM »
Just wanted to add that if you do plan to take light rail from the airport, you need to make your way the the 4th level of the airport parking garage for access to the pedestrian walkway leading to the station. 

http://www.portseattle.org/about/maps/lightrail.shtml

 


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