Seattle was AMAZING. (Sorry, I came back home and real life hit me in the face, so I haven’t been able to respond.)
First and foremost, I got to meet the fabulous sanguinarysanguinity and grrlpup, and I got to wander parts of Seattle with them and have Sang teach me about fishy things (by that I mean fish and ocean animals, not, like, suspicious activities) and distress Grrlpup somewhat by smearing chocolate on my coffee mug. We went on a ferry ride! We wandered the waterfront! We went to the aquarium! We drank tea and such! It was oodles of fun.
(They also got to realize that as chatty as I am online, I am not a big talker in real life, so… oops?)
I also got to meet up with my uncle— my family is from Washington— and then I got to follow my boyfriend and our friend with amusement as they did lots of super touristy stuff that I, of course, enjoyed, but had also done before. But it was awesome getting to experience the city with people who had never been there before (Boyfriend and Friend) as well as with people who are far more familiar with it than I (Sang and Grrlpup).
I was also quite relieved because Boyfriend and I discovered that we travel well together. Always a good thing to discover, given how important traveling is to both of us.
We went up in the Space Needle twice, and we went to the EMP Museum, and we went to the Museum of Flight, and we went to Pike Place Market, and we went on a harbour tour (in addition to our ferry ride with Sang and Grrlpup), and we walked… like, a minimum of 15 miles everyday, which is HARD for me, especially given there was a significant slope we had to walk two or three times a day.
Oh, and Boyfriend and Friend ran a race and finished and didn’t die, so that was good. (The entire reason we did the trip was because Boyfriend and Friend, before he was Boyfriend, signed up to do a 10K that was hosted by the webcomic guy “The Oatmeal” called “Beat the Blerch”. After Boyfriend and I started dating, he begged me to come with him, and we managed to work out finances in such a way that I was able to come. Good thing, too- neither Boyfriend nor Friend are particularly interested in intricate planning, so I was in charge of all navigating and time keeping. As it was, they were almost late for their race. We made it with five minutes to spare!)
So, um. Yeah. Seattle was good. Hotel right on the waterfront, so we got to watch boats and ships and ferries and sunsets and sunrises and water. Got to meet with awesome, awesome people. Got to see cool things. Had a good time. The short answer is yes, Seattle was quite enjoyable.