Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Final Day of the Seattle Road Trip


Sunday, April 17, 2016:

The Clinic was finished, Mark had taken an early flight to Washington, D.C. for business and I had one more great day to roam at my disposal.

The early morning scene on Lake Union

This view can be seen about 70 yards down the street from Mark's home.

From Mark and Susie's Back Yard

So tranquil looking

A coffee stop after walking for
about 30 minutes was a must

Rental boats at the UW

The Hiram Conibear Crew House

LOTS of crazy memories were made here back in the 1960s when the Crew House housed the football team during the season.

Alaska Airlines Arena 
Site of our Clinic the last two days

The Alaska Airlines Arena was known as
Clarence S. "Hec" Edmundson Pavilion
when we were in school

"Hec" turns 90 next year

A peaceful Frosh Pond on
a glorious Sunday morning walk

The view from Frosh Pond towards
Mt. Rainer in the distance

After returning from my morning constitutional, I said my goodbyes to Susie and Mallory who had returned to Seattle late Saturday night. Susie was in Hawaii with friends and Mallory was in Mexico with her church group building a home for homeless folks.

Thus I got back on board the Light Rail near Husky Stadium and took it into downtown Seattle to have one more look around the hub of the Queen City.

At the Westlake Light Rail Station

The Westlake Station is about four
blocks from the Pike Street Market

Seattle can be wet

 When I first came to Seattle,
the Smith Tower was the tallest
building West of the Mississippi River

Today, it is quite literally hard to find in the modern Seattle skyline.

The old, rugged Pioneer Building
in Pioneer Square

The Old Train Station

Back at SeaTac Airport,
some Ivar's Clam Chowder
was called for to be sure

Thanks again to Mark Johnson's hosting powers and for his upgrading of my flights to and from Seattle to First Class.

The ONLY way to fly!

video
HAMMER TIME!

That reminds me, how are my old clubs in Europe doing?

Italy's Catania Elephants are currently 3-1 competing in Division II.

Sweden's Hässleholm Hurricanes are about to open their DII season at home against the Helsingborg Jaguars on May 7.

Switzerland's Thun Tigers are 2-1 on their 2016 Liga B season.

France's Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons are the only French Division II club with a perfect 8-0 record.

Finally, Spain's Murcia Cobras are the only Spanish Serie B squad with a perfect 5-0 record.

So, overall the old clubs are 18-2, not bad, not bad at all!

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