It was nice to meet everyone, Nicky was kind enough to put up with me and show me some of the sights, including Fremont, who I think like to think they're a lot more quirk than they actually are.
I did all the tourist things. A duck trip (Not as good as Boston's); the Space Needle (very nice view and hordes of people); The Sci-Fi Museum (loved it, all geeks should go, but it is not as big as you hope it is) and an Underground tour.
The Underground tour was great. If you're there, do one. Witty, informative and very entertaining. Basically Seattle had a mud problem, the solution was to raise the streets. OF course, that took time and you didn't want to build a fancy door at ground level if street level was going to be eight foot up in a few years. So the building owners put in a basic entrance at ground level, then made the first floor the main entrance, so when the roads were raised (up to 14ft in some places) that was where people would enter.
This left the original entrances underground. The sidewalks were just covered over, so in places its possible to walk along under the sidewalks and its surprisingly nice. I really liked it. The guides know their stuff and seem to have a real passion about what they're telling you.
Seattle is a nice town, it has a good vibe about it. Lots of hills though and I suspect I might change my opinion in the middle of winter.
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