In town for a friend’s wedding, I had a whole list of touristy things I wanted to do in Seattle. Instead, I promptly got sick and spent two days snacking on Tylenol, sleeping, and catching up on my HBO. I also learned that there’s a whole cable channel devoted to video games and that, yes, that does get boring pretty quickly. On the subject of being hotel-bound, the Silver Cloud Inn is a nice place to stay under the covers: Lots of pillows, a fireplace, and a kitchenette to store your apple juice and soup cups.
My fever withdrew in time for me to scurry out for a couple of hours the evening before the wedding to catch the obligatory night-time shot at the Pike Place Market. At the Sea-Tac security check, they inspect your camera to make sure you’ve taken one of these. If you haven’t, you’re forced to buy a Seahawks parka in the gift shop before you’re allowed on the plane.
The day of the wedding, while the ladies were off doing their froofy hair and makeup, I got the chance to check one item off my Seattle to-do list, and managed to find a sushi place (Blue C) that was actually open on a Sunday at noon. The rest of my list will have to wait—hopefully, not too long. It had been quite a while since I spent any time up there, and it was a welcome change. We even got a few unobstructed views of the Cascades and the Olympics. Back in Flagstaff, it’s raining hard today, which makes for a nice transition.
By the way, Washington has a new state motto: “SayWA.” That’s not gonna go over well. I can’t read “SayWA” without hearing Fred Willard saying “Wha’ happened?”