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October 30th, 2014


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11:52 am
Last Friday morning, my beloved and I boarded a Southwest flight to Oakland, to change planes on our way to Seattle. My annual medical education was to be there for the first time. We'd never been to Seattle, so this was to be something of an experience.

I'd taken to heart something posted years ago by our friend, Brenda Griffith, about how something less than a mile away may take far more than it would seem to reach due to some pretty hefty mountains in the downtown districts. Oh, yes. However, it's a real foodie town, and we ate some pretty spectacular meals while there...and promptly worked them off, walking.

Our arrival was noted by Jennell Jacquays, who it turns out lives only a few blocks from our hotel. We'd taken the light rail train in from the airport, and carted our luggage Poor communication primarily on my part caused us to go in two different directions to Taylor's Seafood, a chain of oyster bars that served geoduck. We finally met up and had a lovely chat and nibble. While we'd waited for them, we wandered the neighborhood, and found various eateries and whatnot that we tried later.

Next day we checked into the convention, and started taking our coursework. We met up with other doctors, including Dr. Hirsch, Dr. Feinberg, and the doctors Fried, and we ate at a variety of places, sometimes with our local friends (such as Jenz, or Jennell), and sometimes with the physicians who were in town just like we were.

Some of the other restaurants that I wouldn't mind trying again include: Capitol Cider, Zeeks Pizza, Petra Mediterranean Bistro, Rumba, Terra Plata. Heck, there was a Whole Foods Market a block or so away from our hotel! I had three or four different chowders, all good. I had lots of fish. Nearly everyplace we went had at least one cider on tap, and since I can't drink beer, it was quite a cool experience! Many places had more than one...a selection??? Heaven.

However, the weather wasn't pleasant. Although we still have Chicago clothes that were perfect for the cold and the rain, walking distances in it, especially when the wind howled in, wasn't fun at all.

Here we are back home. It's nice to see all our pets; the hummingbird is still outside here peeking into the windows. Now to recover for work tomorrow...

(Speak, or forever hold your peace)

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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