Seattle - First Impressions

Saturday, February 25, 2006
So far, so good. I like Seattle a lot. The only negative thing so far would be the weather. It has rained 2 out of the 3 days we have been here and it has been very chilly, but so far nothing I can't handle. My girlfriend is even adjusting well and she has never lived outside of Southern California. We decided to drive around during rush hour and it wasn't that bad. It wasn't good but coming from L.A. it wasn't anything I couldn't handle.

Yesterday we went into downtown Seattle to do some touristy type things. We went to the Seattle Space needle which was pretty cool. We even had Cotton Candy which I hadn't had since I was 10. We were all excited to take the Monorail but found out that it was broken. Bummer. So we ended up walking the 8 or so blocks into the retail core to do some shopping.

I am still debating where to live but I am leaning toward the Bellevue area. It's close to work and there are some things to do there. I didn't really like Redmond because it seemed to quiet and I didn't really like downtown because it suffers from what all downtowns do. It was too busy and I hate living in places that have no parking or where you have to pay for parking.

5 comments:

David Cho said...

The Fish Market! Ah..the smoked salmon....

Jenny said...

Ah, I love Seattle. You should go on the Underground Tour!

Have you checked out the Queen Anne district? I really like that district, although have no idea how close it is to your work.

Lisa said...

Pike Fish Market... be sure to check it out and ask about the FISH! Philosophy! Use that at work and you'll be a hit!

ladeemase said...

YOU LIVE IN SEATTLE!!! WHAT!! WHERE THE HELL HAVE I BEEN!! DAMMIT!

Blue Gal said...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. I spend every summer there. BTW There's a really wonderful novel just out about early Seattle. Called Madison House by Peter Donohue. I loved it. Donohue has a map of the city in his head, and you really get a feel for the city and where it came from. Good love story, good history, good writing.