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Monthly Archives: February 2019

No trip to Seattle is complete with a walk-through of Pike Place Market. Every time I’ve been to Seattle, I do it. Generally, it’s during the height of tourist season. Back in June 2016, we felt like sardines shuffling through the throngs of people. But in January on a Sunday morning? I felt like I had the place to myself. Each morning before I began my work conference in Seattle, I would… Read More

So my work conference in Seattle was good, but now I found myself “stranded.” Owing to a once-in-a-generation extreme cold back in the Midwest, my flight back home to Milwaukee was canceled. Then it was canceled for the next two days. So I ended up extended my trip by three days in Seattle. What to do? I had been to the Space Needle before, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Pike… Read More

In late January I was visiting Seattle for a work conference. This wasn’t my first time. I had been out a couple years prior to our Alaskan cruise. I had also been to visit family–and another time for a work. I had done the usual things like the Space Needle. It was time to do something different. With sunset approaching, I walked from the my downtown hotel over to Columbia Center, the… Read More