On Friday, July 6, I went to Seattle via Amtrak. I drove to the Vancouver (WA) Train Depot where I parked my car for free. I boarded Coach at 8:40am. I brought along a bottle of apple juice and purchased a slice of banana nut bread and a banana at the club car. It was a lovely 3+ hour ride to the King Street Station.
I have a Business Class seat on my return so I went to the ticket window at the King Street Station to get seat assignment and club car $3.00 coupon. I took the elevator to the 2nd floor and walked across the street to the bus stop. I got on the first bus that was going north on 3rd to the stop between University and Union. I walked downhill to the Geocaching Event at Starbucks. Almost all of the attendees were Lackeys from Groundspeak.
Afterwards I caught a bus on 3rd Street to 34th Street in the Fremont District. I walked a block to Groundspeak HQ. I met two Lackeys: OnCloudDevine and B14ckH4wkGER. I was sorry to miss Annie who was vacationing in Scotland. I have been to all of the Groundspeak Headquarters many times except I never went to the first one which I was told was a garage. I met all three founders in July 2008 when HQ was under the monorail.
I caught the bus back to downtown Seattle where I went to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). It was free day for Seniors. Special Exhibitions were half price so I purchased a ticket for "Double Exposure". It was several rooms of photos mostly taken by Edward S. Curtis around 1900.
I went back to Starbucks to purchase a snack box of cheese, crackers and fruit. Starbucks was closing so I ate my snack at a bench in the lobby, watching people pass by.
I caught the bus to the King Street Amtrak Station. The train was about 15 - 20 minutes late leaving the station. Soon the train engine ran into trouble. We had to backtrack to the station. The train conductor came by to turn all of our seats around. We finally got underway. We were about 45 minutes late getting into Vancouver.
Great Seattle trip!