Today's the day we board our cruise in Seattle and sail up to Alaska.
Our flight here from JFK on Wednesday were not good; a crying/shrieking toddler and an uneducated trailer-trash mother who thought it was *amusing* to keep teasing and prodding her baby made life a living hell for the five hours it took to get from JFK to Seattle. Fortunately, I found an empty seat several rows up in the plane and got Carole to move to it, so she didn't have it as bad as I did.
Thursday was fun. We walked all around the area downtown, visiting the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the waterfront, the Seattle Art Museum, etc., etc., and had lunch at the Seattle lunch institution, Salumi (http://www.salumicuredmeats.com
). Tasty stuff.
Dinner last night was at the Space Needle, and I have to say, they've upgraded their menu since the last time I was there (on a business trip I decided 'what the heck' and ate there alone) five years ago. Carole and I had nothing but praise for our food. We got to the restaurant at 6:40 and consequently got to see the daytime view, the sunset view, and then the night view. Carole loved it.
We actually bought a digital copy of the photo that a Space Needle employee took of us. You can see it here: http://www.furrs.org/lj/spaceneedle.jpg
We have many other photos but we'll upload them after the trip. Ciao!