Since I finished my bike maintenance yesterday, my day was a just that little bit more open. I still had a few errands to run though. The first was to call the dealer and explain again that they did in fact double charge me for the tires. After a lot of them messing around in the computer, they found the order. They spelled my last name ohman instead of luhman. yay skype!
The next was to get a hair cut! I was starting to look like a used tennis ball or old dish scrubby. With the hot weather approaching, it would also keep me a bit cooler. I did a quick search on google, and found a place within walking distance. I walked over there only to find an empty field that used to have building , but now only had grass. Doh! I walked back to the hotel, and got my bike to go find the next one. Riding there, I missed the turn since it was on a little dead end street tucked behind another building.
The inside was only 10x10. The main chair and three waiting chairs. There was a guy getting his hair cut when I arrived. While I waited, two more guys showed up. Popular place! I guess everyone wanted to look good for the long weekend of BBQ parties. I quickly figured out why it was busy. The barber was very entertaining and did a great job for cheap. I wish I had a place like this in MN.
With his very thick Thai accent, he kept saying “Moto sickle…. vrooom vrooom” and making riding gestures with his arms and hands. He had us all cracking up.
After lunch I went to the airport to collect my wife. She got lucky and had a first class seat on Alaska Airlines. Nice!
She had these two small bags for checked bags and used her helmet as carry-on. The bags are REI brand 60L nylon bags. They fold up to less than a 12oz can of soda. Very important feature! Most of the bags we looked at were much larger. She needs to use it to carry her gear back home when she flies from San Diego.
We hopped on the light rail and went downtown to see the city and enjoy some good food.
The airport/hotel situation in Seattle is great. So many hotels within walking distance of the airport light rail terminal. The train takes 30 mins and about $3 to get downtown. very nice.
It started raining just as we made it back up to street level from the train station. Guh. Neither of us brought coats. They were both warm and dry in the hotel room. hmm.
My wife bought a little umbrella to make it stop raining. $15 it was all blue skies the rest of the day!
The food was AWESOME! It was totally worth the walk.
We had some trouble figuring out what bus picked up where, so we walked. We figured walking from 5th to 12th would be 7 blocks. it was more like 15 because there was some named streets in the middle. it was long, but it gave us a chance to see more of the city.
My wife thought this MP3 was cool. She’d never seen one before.
I liked this little waterfall fountain.
The lights on this building were much more dramatic in real life. I did a poor job capturing it with the camera.
We both thought the base of this building was interesting.
Then it was back on the train to get some sleep.
A late night in Seattle, but we had a lot of fun. We are both very happy to be together again after 28 days apart.
The pace of the ride will be much slower the next couple weeks as we enjoy the coast. I think we might go 100 miles tomorrow.