Friday, September 21, 2012
Day 17 - In Which We Complete the Move In
The restaurant is a cedar replica of a Northwest Indian longhouse. It is filled with Northwest native art, decor and old photographs. I liked the fish swimming from the ceiling.
Brett's burger was also a thing of beauty. That yellow thing is a thick slice of tomato and there's blue cheese on it as well. Maybe it was just a coincidence that the police boat appeared just as the meat was served at the fish house.
The apartment complex was much more festive today. There were no balloons when we arrived with Lowell on Wednesday. We managed to get the rest of his effects put away in only two trips.
I noticed that the apartment is in fact a "water view". If you look really, really closely over the rooftop you can see Lake Union.
There is a very old fashioned drawbridge over one of the canals. The sign caught our attention, "Please turn off your engine. Idling Pollutes".
Since we couldn't get to the Common Ground Fair this year, I guess Seattle is the next best thing.
Thinking that we might avoid some traffic if we stayed on surface streets, we learned that we were mistaken. I guess it was to much to hope that at 3:00pm on a Friday afternoon we would just breeze back to Kent. It did give us a chance to look at more neighborhoods while we waited. There are a lot of different colored faces here. The grocery store had a wide range of ethnic (primarily Asian) foods and not as much hot sauce as in Phoenix (per Lowell).
See the big buses? They have these and smaller electric buses and an electric light rail system. They all seemed to contain a lot of passengers. Lowell said that they can get discounted bus passes through the University. He hopes to get one so that he can do a little exploring while he is here. He is a great walker too so I imagine that he will see much. And we will get to see a little bit more when we continue our explorations tomorrow.