We're sitting in the Executive Lounge of the Seattle Hilton after a great day. Kathy needed more pages in her passport and we decided to make an adventure out of it. We rode the train down from Bellingham, stayed one night in the Doubletree Arctic Club, and are staying a second night in the Hilton property. As a result of these two stays, we'll get one night free as part of a Hilton promotion, so we're not exactly throwing our money away.
The weather was glorious today and we wandered around Pike Place Market at mid-day, and then hit the downtown Seattle Art Museum in the afternoon. It's a beautiful night here and the view out the window of the 37th floor is as glorious as our recent views from the Singapore and Tokyo Conrad hotels.
Kathy is scheduled to pick up her passport with the newly-added pages tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., after which we'll make our way to the train for our evening ride back to Bellingham.
All this has been good homework to help us us act more like "experts" when guests visit this part of the world.