Seattle, Travel

Seattle, Day 4: Seattle Center

At Seattle Center, the Space Needle, the Seattle Children’s Museum, the Museum of Pop Culture, and a monorail circumscribe a courtyard with a gigantic, inventive playground. When the monorail departs the Center for its single stop downtown, it travels through a tunnel made of bright blue metallic waves, a wall of Frank Gehry’s MoPop designed… Continue reading Seattle, Day 4: Seattle Center

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Day 2: Bainbridge Island

Seattle is growing literally before your eyes; it’s projected to more than triple its population (from the current 700,000 to 2.5 million in the next 3-5 years, and it’s noisy. By the time we came left breakfast that first morning Pioneer Square and walked the few blocks back to 1st Avenue, a rectangle about four… Continue reading Day 2: Bainbridge Island

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Plenty of coffee, a hike, a pizza lunch, and a Renaissance chapel: it’s just another day in Italy

...October 5: Rob's birthday! After some confusion on Sunday over our rental cars (note to travelers: Rome is the opposite of Asheville. Anything that is open on Sunday's closes at 1 pm--and likely doesn't open again until Tuesday), we finally made it to our birthday destination in Tuscany. San Savino was originally a Tuscan town.… Continue reading Plenty of coffee, a hike, a pizza lunch, and a Renaissance chapel: it’s just another day in Italy