We begin by heading north toward downtown Seattle...
|This is my 'hood, but not my bumper|
|Love this creepy hospital (also former Amazon.com HQ)|
|Downtown from Jose Rizal Bridge (creepy hospital building is behind me), Elliot Bay in distance|
|This was taken about mid-point along the bridge. NOT a good thing for a hormonal pregnant lady thinking about future sleepless nights to see.|
|Chinese Baptist Church|
|I love biking/running by here in the early mornings. Next door to the capoeira academy, the Tsue Chong Company makes FORTUNE COOKIES which makes the air smell DELICIOUS. It reminds me of my high school job of making waffle cones at Haagen Dazs. That may have been the best job ever.|
|Just a park|
|Looking to buy the best dumplings in Seattle to take home? Look no further than Ping's Dumpling House! Stock up & fill yer freezer! I also like those scallion pancake things. What are they called?|
|Welcome gates to the ID, but watch out for the guards...|
|Funny thing, I've lived here forever but not sure I've ever been inside Union Station. What the heck is in here? Can anyone tell me? I should find out next time I'm running by.|
|King St. Station is where you go to catch the train. THIS place I've been to. The Amtrak ride to Portland is quite lovely.|
|One of several "wedge" shaped buildings in town|
Heading north from the ID and King St. Station you get into the downtown core with a long, slow, steady climb. You will probably pass a few coffee shops along the way and think about stopping. But you won't, because you are not done climbing yet.
|New construction = my 28th floor office views will soon change. At least they post nice art on the walls around the jobs site. This installment features agricultural & pea patch scenes.|
|Kitty-corner from the Y is our famous public library|
|Here is a better shot of the library, taken from the front steps of the Y.|
I couldn't help but laugh. I forgot that not everyone is tuned into pregnancy hormones. Of course, there is absolutely no reason to know about that junk if you're not pregnant. So, I had to explain that I'd been "on it" for a few months now and that I would continue for another few months or so until my pregnancy is complete but that the relaxin was a totally endogenous compound. Not a drug I was taking!
|Embellishments compliments of RockTape|