Seattle Day Trip
Road Hammer and Gunner are off once again! We packed up nice and early Saturday morning looking for new land. E-Gnome from Travelocity tagged along with us after being poorly neglected during the last road trip. It wasn’t easy but we convinced him to join us on this one. Another addition to the traveling party is Joe Dirt. JD is a co-worker of mine hailing from
Okay! Now that we have set the stage and introduced everyone let’s move on to travels. We made it to Seattle around lunch time after a quick stop at a Best Buy along the way to pick up a (sweeeeeet) digital camera and messing around with Guitar Hero 2, a Playstation 2 that involves rocking out to a guitar a la Dance Dance Revolution style but I may end up covering that as a post if I succumb to the temptation of buying the game.
Being the tourists we are, we asked our waitress to point out the city’s main venues and she gave us a map with a few of them marked out. After eating a true American meal (too much food – no wonder they have an obese population), we walked up to the Space Needle to see what the fuss is about. Think of the Space Needle as a west coast rendition of the CN Tower that is smaller and older looking. Having seen the CN Tower before I was mildly impressed and I certainly had no intention of paying something like $14+ for an elevator ride. I did find this picture showing the view of the city from atop the tower. We were also told the Space Needle is a bigger attraction during the evening because it is fully illuminated but we had other stuff on the menu so we didn’t come back to check it out.
Next, we ventured onto the Monorail that takes you close to downtown. Funny how Rob and I never even took the skytrain in
The market was fun to walk around in. It reminded me of the Farmer’s Market in
Elliott being the douche he is HAD to go walk by Elliott’s Bay so we walked right down to the waterfront through sketchy parking lots with bums and stuff. We get there and what do we see? WATER! No kidding eh? A few minutes after Joe realized what we were looking and why Rob was taking pictures, and laughed at him.
That day was the playoff game between the Seahawks and the Cowboys so we decided to continue our walk towards the stadium (QWest Field) to see what kind of action was going on there. As we approached the stadium, we saw a crowd of people (Seahawks fans) gathered in a “parking lot” with music, food and … BEER!
TAILGATE PARTY!!! Woohoo! Talk about a gong show in there haha! It was pretty cool to see people all setup with TVs and huge barbecues just having a great time waiting for the game to start.We had the opportunity to by tickets to the game for about $140 and all three of us considered dishing out the cash for it but you know after the holidays, money can be a bit tight and we ended up not buying anything. We started to regret our decision after seeing all the people and the ambience. After we saw the final score and how it ended in a dramatic fashion, we REALLY regretted no attending the game. The hawks better make the playoffs next year ‘cause we’ll be there “comme un cheveux sur la soupe” as the French would have it.
To finish off the day the trio headed to the Experience Music Project (EMP) , which is an interactive music museum that covers, for the main part, artists or bands from
We have tons of new trips planned out and with Joe now officially being the 3rd member of our group you can expect more laughs and random (mis)adventures in the near future.