Mary- Thanks for the Seattle ideas. How far is Boeing Surplus
from the hotel? Can I go by cab?
Deb, It is down in Kent, WA, too far for a cab. Best bet is to
try to hook up with someone with a car. I hope there would be a
bullitan board where such hooking up might be done. We have a
conference volunteers meeting Thursday night and I will ask about
something like this.
Those locks(and sea lions if they are there that time of year)
can be gotten to by bus
If you like architecture, you might be interested in seeing some
of the public art around town. We have had a very active 1% for
art program for years. There are pamphlets and several books
published on it. - Another thing I will ask about at the
There are music clubs, but since I do not go I cannot advise on
them. Of course, there are LOTS of small shops. Antique malls I
dont find too exciting here, for Earlier American things - we
have a shorter history than other parts of the country. however,
there are some interesting Japanese antique shops down near
Pioneer Square - where everyone will be going Thursday night.
They have some exquisite metal items.
If you like contemporary lighting and furniture, there are
several stores down by the warves, just a bit south of Pike Place
Market - one is called Currents. Very upscale.
There is an interesting International District with two places
that have Dim Sum(yum yum) - easy bus ride. And just a few
blocks further is our main goodwill. Dont laugh - It used to be
a killer one, not quite so good now, but still okey - and BIG,
several acres under one roof.
The advice to take a ferry ride is a good one. Especially if
the weather is clear. Walk onto the Breamerton one and just do a
round trip, dont get off the other side. Beautiful views of Mt
Ranier and Seattle! About a 55 minute trip each way. Great ride
for not much $.
Maybe I will see you there? Deb
I will be there. I wear black and have my long grey hair up on
my head… Hope to see you.