Monday evening - This is the view from rooftop terrace on the hotel. We are in Seattle for a bit for medical reasons that I'd rather not elaborate on. I'll just be glad when it's all done. We are staying near Virginia Mason and today, after my initial appointment with the surgeon, we did quite a bit of walking. We finally ended up at Trader Joe's for some non-perishable breakfast food. (No free breakfast at the hotel)
This is a little closer to the amount of walking that I used to get pre-retirement. Today, it felt like a lot. Maybe it was the 29 floors of uphill that I'm feeling. There's noone to blame for slacking off on the walking except me. It's not like I don't have time...
Tuesday Evening - This morning, we walked down to Pike's Market for a little bit of sightseeing but it was pretty crowded probably due to the Christmas season. We met up with some friends from Fairbanks, who happened to also be in Seattle for medical reasons, for coffee. At Tully's not Starbucks. We then headed to Pacific Place for lunch and I needed a place to sit still for a couple hours for an audio conference. I think I found the only bench in the mall.
After my audio conference, we walked up the hill to the Starbucks Tasting Room on the corner of Pike and Minor. It was crowded, loud and it didn't smell like they were roasting any coffee at that time. I must admit to not being too impressed with the place. So after looking around for a bit, we then headed back to the hotel for some rest. These hills give you quite a workout. My Pedometer+ app claimed 21 floors so far today but only 3.6 miles so far.