Today I took the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle. US border control was actually in Canada, and had to be passed before boarding the train, however customs also boarded the train at the border. The train hugged the coastline tightly for much of the journey, providing scenic views.
Upon arrival in Seattle, I took the monorail to the Seattle Center to see some of its attractions. Firstly the Space Needle, which provides good views of the city; and secondly the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, which contains exhibits covering an eclectic mix of quirky subjects, from science fiction and fantasy, to Jimmy Hendrix and Nirvana. Other exhibits included an indy games exhibit, which was effectively a room full of Xboxes and PCs running a variety of indy games; and a Star Trek exhibit, which taught me more that I ever wanted to know about Star Trek. Overall is was definitely my kind of museum.
Leaving the Seattle Center, I travelled to the suburb of Fremont, where I am staying with Ann. So far, Ann has been very helpful, suggesting local restaurants and things to do in Seattle. She also commanded me not to get lost on the bus�I shall try my best to obey.
Fremont is renowned for being an arty part of Seattle. So I went for a walk to see the interesting sculptures that litter the streets: the rocket, the statue of Lenin, and the Troll.
I then found a bar with lots of interesting wines and beers, as well as a 4 page whiskey menu. If I stay here then I probably won't be writing any more for today...