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Seattle Space Needle

'Training' Wheels

Coast Starlight round trip Fullerton, CA, to Seattle, WA,

with photos of the Parlour Car, Bedrooms, Diner, Tulip Festival, Seattle,
Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Anacortes, Port Townsend, and Boeing Museum of Flight, and the Washington State Ferry System.

March 31 - April 9, 2011

By Carl Morrison,

Seattle Space Needle

After returning to Seattle via the Bainbridge Ferry, and checking into the Holiday Inn Express, we started exploring downtown Seattle.  Our first stop was the Space Needle, built in 1962.

Our Hotel, as seen from the Space Needle.
Holiday Inn Express, 226 AURORA AVENUE,

Hotel Front Desk : 206-441-7222

We used this Car Wash's sign as a landmark
to get back to our hotel each night.

Our first view of the Space Needle from our Hotel.

Walking up to the Needle for our ride to the top.

Downtown Seattle from the 520 ft. tall Needle.

Football and Baseball stadiums south of downtown.

Wooden Boat Museum, east of the Needle.

University of Washington stadium northeast of the Needle.

Channels 4 and 5 both have helicopter pads
below the Needle.

Monorail from the Needle to Downtown.

Souvenir drink at our table in the
observation deck of the Seattle Space Needle.

Next:  Pike Place Market

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