Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Not In Fairbanks

Back to the non-moto content...

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.

10 comments:

redlegsrides said...

That cityscape pic reminded me of shots in Sci-fi movies...

RichardM said...

Very cloudy, gloomy that night. From what I'm told, typical Seattle.

SonjaM said...

Seattle is a good city for your everyday workout. Hope that the health issues will be dealt with according to plan and things are going to be well, Richard.

Sash Johnson said...

I love Seattle but just like you, it's killer to walk around those hills. I've done it on plenty of visits. And I don't care what day, what time of year, Pike Place is always packed. I found a cute coffee shop with delicious Chai Tea Lattes in the basement in the middle of Bubble Gum Alley. I hope you saw that. WOW!
Hope all is well.
Smooches,
Sash
The Rude Biker Chick

RichardM said...

Thank you. Me too...

RichardM said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I was not aware of the hills as the only times I've stayed here in the past were short visits to specific places. Not much wandering around.

Trobairitz said...

Sounds like you are really getting your exercise. We'v been to Tully's there by PIke's Place and they are pretty tasty. Not as busy as the original SB is there.

Good luck with the procedure today and Happy Birthday to Bridget.

RichardM said...

Starbucks was a zoo, plus the Tully's coffee didn't taste over roasted like Starbucks. I think the procedure went fine but I'm on strong pain meds now.

BeemerGirl said...

Like you, I might not Love Starbucks... but look at that Gorgeous Copper!! Hope the reasons you are there are corrected quickly.

RichardM said...

There really was a lot of copper in that room. And thank you for the well wishes.