I went to Seattle the weekend before school started and I had a blast. I'll post a bunch of random things about PAX but first, my Miscellaneous Seattle Adventures!
The first day, I wandered the streets of my future home city on my own. I wanted to find the trees covered with knitting in Occidental Park. Unfortunately, the knittings were gone when I got there (Alas! I was a week or two too late.) Instead I wandered over to Pioneer Square where I saw people playing giant chess:
The next day, Ahmet and I returned to the area because I wanted to see the waterfall park. It turned out to be a tiny space built by UPS for some anniversary of their founding. It was cute, free, and very waterfall-y. Ahmet thought it made a great place to read:
After Pioneer Square, I wandered to Pike's place where I bought some chocolates and delicious tea. I was intrigued by the idea of and Earl Grey truffle as well as a Lavender truffle. The tea I paired them with was a lavender tea. MMMMMMM!
The next day, when Ahmet and I returned, I saw a bee sucking up honey that had dropped from a honeyseller's sample:
Ahmet dragged me to Piroshky Piroshky and we got tasty tasty food.
"I'm gonna eat you little piroshky fishy!" Hao-cat proclaims! :D
After my chocolate and tea, I wandered over to the Pacific Science Center. They had an exhibit on fear where you could be strapped into a machine and be made to fall back. I took some pictures of the lady in front of me in line:
The Pacific Science Center also had a butterfly exhibit. They were really pretty:
They even had cocoons so we could observe the butterflies emerging!
That night, I bought some raw fish and we ate delicious sashimi for dinner, much like last year:
Have I mentioned I LOVE Seattle?