Exploring Seattle

So on Sunday (that was yesterday), I took some time to visit the city I will be in for the next few days. Let me first say that I got in around 1:30 am local time (which is 3:30 am Hartselle time). So I was tired, however I got up early the next morning for two reasons:

  1. I wanted to make a “dry run” of my trip to the school and see where everything was which bus routes to take and how long the trip took.
  2. I wanted to go to church.

Seattle Pacific University is a Free Methodist school. It just so happened that there was a Free Methodist Church just across the street from the college and they had a contemporary service starting at about the same time as my class. Perfect! I’d never been to a Free Methodist Church, so I figured I’d go check it out. The people were very nice and welcoming and I felt at home in the service and even appreciated some of the ways they tied formal liturgy into their contemporary service. After the service, I walked across the street to the campus and made sure I knew where my class would be and where I could find coffee and food (coffee being more important than food for seminary intensive courses). Next I went to find an ORCA card. The ORCA card is how you pay for busses and trolleys here. You can preload the card with money. It’s much easier than trying to keep money with you at all times. After I got my card I decided to see a bit of the city.

The first thing up was the famous “Space Needle”.

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t like heights. Also it’s like 20 bucks to go up in this thing. So why would I want pay money to do something that I wouldn’t enjoy. So I decided to skip it, but I got a nice picture. That’s roughly the same thing right?

Next after lunch I went on a “Duck Tour”. Basically a land and water craft that takes you around the city and then into Lake Union. Learned a great deal about the city and was entertained as well.

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Here is a picture of the Seattle Skyline from our boat.

Then I visited the EMP museum. It’s a museum dedicated to music, sci-fi, and pop culture. I got to see a Exhibits that featured: Star Wars, Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes Animator), Nirvana and the Seattle Music Scene, Fantasy Movies, and The Seattle Seahawks. Very cool…here are some pictures.

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And so as they say “That’s all folks”!

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