Well, what a great day for seeing the north part of Seattle I wished to see. I started at about 930am this morning hiking up the street my hotel is on and from there saw Seattle Center with the Space Needle but from there I just took turns and saw a lake and then hiked over for a cheapo McDonalds lunch and over to Puget Sound and the wharves where the Ferry boats and perhaps cruise ships dock.
I got to see really quiet neighborhoods with leaves swishing around and more touristy attractions but there are not a lot of people here now doing the tourist thing. I got some quiet introspection time at the pace I go and have to admit that Seattle is another one of those cities made for the foot tourism I love to do.
I ended at a Starbucks with my choice of rewards which is a Vente Iced Caramel Macchiato and sat there watching the ebb and flow of Seahawks fans heading toward the game today. After an hour or so back to the comfy room and shoes off for awhile. I ran my pedometer application today to see what I would do out of curiosity. I did about 17000 steps and about 7.5 miles for the day’s hike.
Now its getting to be evening time and the clock has fallen back so darkness claims the earth sooner. By 530pm, I’ll head out for dinner tonight. I found a nice sounding pizza place where I’ll sit and relax and eat and drink some of the good locally crafted beers and then head back and start planning my day tomorrow. From the looks of it I will head south for the day to see the central business district and the International areas. I may ride the Monorail back north and then reach my Starbucks reward place
The weather here is interesting. Rain falls very lightly a lot of the time and the city is a noisy, vibrant, funky thing. I like it! I have two more full days here and then I head back to work, back to home. I gave a lot of thought out walking today to my story. We all have stories I think. I kinda feel at times that what I had for so long was lost way before the other person decided to have an adulterous affair. I was just blind. A friend told me that I should wipe that last line from the etcha sketch but the lines are burned in and I remember these displaced things every so often. Perhaps trips like this are needed to further blur the remaining lines. I can see I am not a good mate for someone, not a good friend for a woman, not a fitting husband for a wife. I’m just me.
Traveling always means introspection when I walk the distances I do. I observe other families and other guys with their women. I wonder if they are really happy or they just go through the motions because its what’s required to do. I’ll do some more thinking tomorrow but the nice thing is I get the travel back as I want it.
More on Seattle ramblings tomorrow. Hope you all remembered to change the clock. Stupidest thing I have ever seen and I have never understood the need. Its like we want to attempt to have some control over time and space. Good luck with that.