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Port of Seattle

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Most exciting news on this trip

    May 20 in the United States

    Welcome Juliette Rose Clark
    Born 20/5/18 at 1746
    3.2kg 50cm long

    Over the moon for Jess and Jono and Jordan. It’s a happy time as they build their new family.

    I needed a good Seattle coffee to absorb the news. To realise it’s grandchild number four for us... WOW!

    I think we will remember her as our ‘Seattle bubba’!! What a wonderful gift to the world!!

  • Day28

    Seattle… what have you given us?

    May 21 in the United States

    This morning I walked past a Big Fish. Not a salmon or a tuna or even a sturgeon [a large water creature found in waterways near Vancouver]. No, it was a company which delivers games like Gummy Drop.

    It then got me thinking. What else has Seattle and the Pacific North West given the world? A quick search revealed familiar things like…
    Boeing [707 - 1954; 747 - 1969; 787/Dreamliner - 2011] / Starbucks [1971] / Microsoft [1975] / Amazon [1994] / Big Fish [2002]

    More intensive research uncovered…
    Carnation Evaporated milk [1899] / Defibrillator [1962] / Bone marrow transplant [1963] / Compact Disc CD [patented 1965] / Ultrasound [1967] / Pictionary [1985] / Kindle [2007]

    Bet you didn’t realise some of these. So it begs the question, why all this creative energy? This entrepreneurial acumen? This courage and genius?

    I can’t give you the answer. But I wonder…
    Does cooler weather keep the brain more active?
    Do long wet periods keep people inside and being social?
    Does it force them outside and doing more anyhow?
    Has distance from the east coast financial and political powers made a difference?
    Are these people not afraid to play? To think outside the box? To search for answers to problems?

    Let me take another sip of my Starbucks coffee… and ponder a while!
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  • Day30

    Aboard the Coast Starlight

    July 28, 2017 in the United States

    Our final Amtrak together and we opted to actually sit together this time. I say opted, the train was quite busy and we couldn't get two window seats! However it did make life a bit more comfortable trying to sleep. My previous sleeping companion on board the Lakeshore Ltd to Chicago was a small child who curled up into various positions throughout the night often kicking me in the process or trying to encroach onto my seat. Whenever I had to 'move' him he'd wake up and give me the biggest scowl ask where his toy was and then go back to sleep. Actually, I guess the experience wasn't far off sitting next to Kate!

    For some bizarre reason I stayed up until about 3 in the morning sifting photographs on my ipad. Needless to say I suffered for it the next morning and found myself retreating to double seats to curl up in Kate's sleeping bag and take a nap.

    As with the California Zephyr we spent the majority of the day in the Observation Car enjoying the views. I opted to splash out and pay to have french toast in the dining car - still the best I've had since I've been here! I sat with 3 strangers from all over the country but the most interesting was a homocide detective from California. He personally dealt with over 20 cases a year and spent his spare time cycling long distances to clear his head which seemed reasonable. He may of course been completely pulling my leg but still it makes for a good story.

    We were in the very last carriage on the train which made for some fun photographs out the back window. Despite the name, we ran alongside very little coast. I believe it does larger coastal stretches between LA and San Francisco. In fact we saw the tracks when on the road. That being said we did a specatular stretch along the Puget Sound at sunset which more than made up for it.

    After nearly 24 hours on the train took our very first Uber to our wonderful Air BnB in Green Lake. More on that tomorrow.
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