Saturday, May 28, 2005

Hot Days in Seattle A!


Greg and Elyse arrive into Seattle! We enjoyed a dinner at Naan 'n'
Curry (Pakistani and Indian) and then made our way up to Green Lake for
a sunset walk around the lake; a short trip down to the Whittworth house
to introduce Greg and Elyse to my Seattleite Family brings around the
end of the first day.


We found a $5 road bike for Greg to ride, and got some parts from REI
(Tube, Lights, etc.) and met up with Krispy and Anthony to go for a walk
down cedar river trail to Lake Washington; Meanwhile Elyse enjoyed a
novel at the apartment. We came home and went to pick up some food for
the apartment, so we don't have to eat out every night. We enjoyed some
spinach salad with Stir fried Shrimp and vegetables.


Greg and I went down to the Seattle waterfront to ride around the city,
and we found a bike trail which we followed out for six miles away from
the waterfront. Our total ride came out to be 12 miles by the end of
the day, and we met up with Elyse and a few previous room mates they had
before. shortly after, we separated again, I had to shower eat some
rice and beans for dinner, and went down to the house for a little R & R
I'm coming home on a train! I'm leaving June 2nd to ride home on a train
through Chicago to Ann Arbor on June 4th.


The pool opened! We started the day by visiting the pool for the first
time, and then Greg went to Take back the streets with Critical Mass ( A
bike ride around Seattle where a very large group of bicyclers pretend
that they are a funeral procession, and block the whole street as they
ride.) While Greg did that, Elyse and I went down to the house to meet
up with Jessica and Anthony, we went down to Capital hill, where Jessica
had some work done on her tattoo, but Elyse and I went for pizza. I
found this little place that had a great veggie pizza, which I was
surprised that I both ordered and enjoyed! plus we found a bar where we
were told to bring our own food. After the food, we went to walk off
the recently obtained calories while we went to West lake center (down
the hill, but the stores were closed) and Pike Market (also closed),
followed by the return trip back up. It turns out that five dollar bike
wasn't constructed very well, and a critical bolt used to hold the crank
arm on was simply not there. Greg ended up walking his bike half way
across capital hill to meet us at pike st. and I5 ( Interestingly
enough, the intersection is above the interstate). I was happy nobody
told me that we had temperatures as high as 100 degrees... good thing
for the waterfront...


Today we went back Downtown. We went to the waterfront to visit all the
little places that you walk to from the free parking... :) Ye old
Curiosity Shoppe, Ivars, the Piers, Pike Market, the Post Alley, Pioneer
Square, West Lake Shopping Center (all now open)... and almost the
underground tour... but no. We finished our day with a relaxing dip in
the pool... it was 88 degrees today! Good thing we were down by the
waterfront, or we would have felt it hard core, but we were in good
shape with the breeze coming off of Puget Sound.