Seattle 2013 Day 3: EMP Museum and Restaurants
The day began with an epic breakfast at the Fairmont. Yeah, that was amazing. Then off to take the Monorail to the EMP (Experience Music Project) museum... which was AMAZING!!
|Apple Fritter French Toast. Yep.|
|Monorail... monorail... monoraiiiillll!|
|Epic Frank Gehry architecture at EMP Museum|
|Rock and roll|
|A friggin' guitar that Hendrix played at Woodstock in 1969... AMAZING|
|Art of Video Games|
|I remember this :)|
|Remember when I got to work with some of the people who made this game, that's now in this history of video games exhibit?!? Amazing.|
|MTV award given to Nirvana|
|That's a lot of guitars. And that one random bass.|
|A cool "learn guitar" exhibit where lasers show you which strings to play!|
|Terminator 2 sculpture|
|Make your own comp with green screen and a video feed|
|Haha this rocked|
|Costume worn by Christopher Reeve|
|Yoda cane and pendant!!!!!!|
|GL, what up!!|
|Cool case of Anakin mask reveal from Return of the Jedi|
|WOW awesome Vader art by Ralph McQuarrie|
|There's some red on your shirt|
|And, I love this museum|
|Free food outside|
|Pickles at the Pike Place Market|
|View from the wheel|
|Seattle as the sun is coming out!|
|A tasty Rhubarb Cheese pastry|
|Fancy night out at Spinasse|
|Tajarin al ragù o burro e salvia (Fine hand cut egg pasta with ragù or butter and sage)|
|Jerusalem artichokes "Sunchokes" with epic sauce. This was amazing|
|One of the best espressos I've had, it was amazing|
On the side of the main dish, I also got some crazy looking artichokes called "Jerusalem Artichokes" which looked like potatoes and were in this sort of gravy. One of the ladies that worked there came by to ask me how I was enjoying them and she said, "They are so sinful, like savory candy". haha, so poetic. This place is like Italy!
The bread was also incredible and the wine a good choice. They had some crazy homemade "Huckleberry Cello" - like a Lemoncello I suppose. It sounded good but I decided to just go for an Espresso. It kicked the crap out of the instant Starbucks espresso that I had back at the hotel. It came out in a Moka Pot and I had 3 cups worth out of it, with just a dash of cream in each. An incredibly smooth espresso and really done beautifully. They really know what they are doing at this place.
The food was very rich so I walked back to the hotel. I had considered going across the road from the restaurant to a live music venue place that seemed to be bumpin', but it was a long day and I was keen just to get back and chill out at the hotel some more. It was a nice walk and I got back to the hotel and practiced my speech for the Waterloo Alumni Event at Facebook which was only a week later, so it was nice to get a little more practice in.
Some more tea and another bath! My legs were still tired from the biking yesterday but it was awesome exercise. I had some snacks, watched some random movies on TV and then wrote my journal. What a great day! Tomorrow, back to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a meeting, and back to The Crumpet Place. I'll check out tomorrow morning and then enjoy a few more things before heading to the airport. Looking forward to seeing that GoPro Video!!