Seattle PiggybackTrip

Leveraging Required Business Travel for Pleasure  

Trip Report:  April 15-21, 2006

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Odd statuary in front of the SeaFirst Bank building in downtown Seattle.

The Trip

Sometimes, when works mandates travel, you have to go. In this case, I elected to augment a manditory business trip with some pleasure. On this trip, I asked Kathleen to join me on my business travel to Seattle. From NYC, Seattle is about 6 hours. Six hours in the tightest confinment this side of solitary at Alcatraz which is, of course, a coach class airline seat. Cramped confines, nasty food and a one hour departure delay notwithstanding, the trip was uneventful except for some shucking and jiving on landing due to heavy cross winds. Unlike my last trip where my seatmate barfed repeatedly into the barf bag, this trip was less "interesting". Although the weather was frightfully windy with heavy rains, we elected to go to the Space Needle. The light was poor due to the heavy clouds, but we did see the sights as we intended. And we got a few extras, as the photos on the links below show. The items are broken down by day of the trip.

Links to the Daily Photos
Saturday 04-15-2006 Space Needle
Sunday 04-16-2006 Visit to the Pacific Ocean
Monday 04-17-2006 Metro Seattle



Too bad that the weather was overcast making most of the photos come out gray. But gray it was, like many days in Seattle. I am sure that I will have a chance to return again when the weather is more sunny. Seattle is a very pretty place when the sun is out.

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