Saturday, November 23, 2013

I love Seattle

On Thursday I had a late evening planned in Seattle and then the next morning I needed to be back at UW bright and early so Mr. Logo suggested I get a hotel room for the night in the U District which was a brilliant idea. I got a really good rate at the Deca Hotel and it included free parking, score!

My room was on the 9th floor, facing south-east. I took a crappy cell phone pic because it was gorgeous and here it is. Mt. Rainier is looking less impressive in the image, but you get the general idea.

My room was quite lovely and comfy, in addition to the great view.

 I also took a sunrise pic, again with the cell phone quality, but it was a great way to wake up, ya know, if I have to be awake when the sun is just rising. 

 The only thing that would have made it better would have been if I could have gotten lucky, but someone had to hold down the fort at home, and he did it well. I hope not to have to do this much, it could get expensive but if I have to do it, this is a pretty darn good way.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day in Seattle

Today I took my Things and Cheesypickles to Seattle for the day. We went to the EMP where we received free admission with our military IDs, yay for supporting vets! We had a pretty great day.
Here is Thing One in the gift shop being attacked by an ROUS. It was one of several lovely Princess Bride articles for sale. There was a selection of shirts from Firefly too, my favorite bearing the quote,
"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal."

The sound lab at the EMP was pretty great fun. Cheesypickles played around with the piano and vocals section, Thing Two drummed his little heart out, and Thing One displayed his considerable mastery of the mixing board. I was impressed.

As is our custom on sunny days at Seattle Center we also stopped by the fountain. 
The Things went down to touch the fountain while trying to stay dry. It was interesting to watch their differing styles. Thing One sneaked up all paranoid and twitchy- touched the fountain and decamped at full speed. Thing Two nonchalantly strolled up, tagged it, and walked away swiftly.

 The slope away from the fountain turned out to be too much for Thing Ones shoes but he figured it out eventually.
 We also went to Archie McPhee's.
Cheesypickles found a lovely set of glasses.
 Thing One found himself a horse head that suited him.

Thing Two meanwhile managed to thoroughly trap himself.

Once we got that all taken care of we got some delicious pizza and then bought a couple books and headed for home.  It was a really great day.
I like those darn kids.