Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rick's Roadshow: A Visit to Seattle

Welcome to another edition of Rick's Roadshow. This segment usually covers things I see and do while traveling on business. I never leave home without my camera, so I usually manage to capture a few photos while in between the work portion of my travels. Last week took me to Seattle, Washington, which is one of my favorite cities on the West Coast. I've been to Seattle many times, so I won't bore you with all the factoids of this great city. I was actually quite busy with work and didn't have much free time during daylight hours, but here goes:
above: downtown Seattle, view of Sixth Avenue, it has the "big city" feel to it.
above: The Public Market at Western Avenue, I love meandering there.

above: The world famous Pike Place Fish Company, where selling (and buying) fish is fun.
The Intergalactic Darts Championship Tournament
Saturday evening I went out with some friends for a drink after dinner. We enjoyed a friendly game or two of darts. I suspect there was some sort of intermittent planetary disturbance while I was playing. My darts seemed to veer to the left, probably due to surge if gravity, no doubt.
above: Action Shots of our dart game. Later, I was distracted by something shiny and drifted away from the game. Someone took over for me. Apparently the problems with intermittent gravity surges stopped because his score improved.
above: It's all in the fingers...
Stay tuned for day two of Rick's Roadshow! Tomorrow I have exclusive coverage of the Sportsman's Show, which you don't want to miss!
-Rick Rockhill

15 comments:

Sparky Duck said...

every trip to seattle needs a trip to the Market, even though I have not figured out a way to bring stuff home from there yet

TWISI said...

those dart players are kinda cute! seattle has some hottie.

eric said...

i recognize some of that, but from a long time ago. i went there when i was 8. i'd love to see it again.

Lewis said...

What an amazingly beautiful city...I love it there. We're spending a few days there next month...and I can hardly wait. The only city more cool than Seattle is PORTLAND!

Canadian flake said...

I played darts once...but blamed my bad score on the weather..lmaooo.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

no grass growing under your feet either rick! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Seraphine said...

Seattle really is pretty, but oddly enough, I've never seen it in the rain.
The secret to playing darts is look where you want to throw the dart. Don't take your eyes off the target for even a second.

zen wizard said...

I wonder how big of an earthquake the Space Needle could withstand?

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I've always heard Seattle was beautiful. Thanks for showing some of it to me.

Tod said...

This post brings back good memories of our stay in Seattle last year. Thanks for that!

Desert Songbird said...

I ADORE Seattle. I used to live near there, and it's been a while since my last trip there. Need to plan a return trip soon.

Mags said...

I'll agree, it's all in the fingers.

Take that comment however you want.

Matt said...

Aww, I wish I'd known you were here!

Diane J Standiford said...

My partner and I lived across from the market, spent erery weekend morning there, before tourists came and got lots of free and cheap flowers/food/fish/cheese; best time of our life. The rain thing is a myth (though we got a lot last year) we perpetuate to keep people from moving here. Glad you had a good time. (It snowed an inch today)

Tea N. Crumpet said...

My mother's family lives in Seattle. Other than that, I love the place!

My consumption of alcohol seems to affect the gravity of the earth as well. . .

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