Re; Keeping in touch via WWW. There are several cybercafes in the City Center area of Seattle (see link): http://www.cybercaptive.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/kireau/Inew. But, worry not if you do not expect to be in downtown Seattle. Whatever area you happen to be visiting in Washington State, nearly every library, community college, copy business (example: Kinko's) has internet access. This is the home of Microsoft afterall!
For additional information re; Seattle, try www.seeseattle.org or also recent article about Seattle April'02 issue of Budget Travel, www.frommers.com.
Favorite thing: I lived in bellingham,wa for a few years and traveled the state,, mt. rainer, mt.st helens(a must see) the tulips blooming in the spring near mt. vernon,wa(a must) laconnor,wa! pike place market!, chuckanut dr(south of bellingham,a must) mt. baker glacier! (trail -hike 3hrs to the top..go past deming,wa to glaicer..turn right after you pass the town.. drive in 8mi to trail head.. dont miss this hike!)any ferry to the san jaun islands-go!! vancouver..gas town, U.b.C. archaological museum!(a must on ubc campus)
See the city by foot. Over the last five years, the downtown area has had a major make-over. Every year big business and buildings move in and make Seattle more modern and beautiful. One can do a lot of financial damage here. We boast a Nike Town, Nordstrom, Planet Hollywood, Eddie Bauer, and hundreds of other big and small shops. Check out some of the new specialty shops in the Belltown area, or see a local band perform in Pioneer Square.
Fondest memory: When I am away from home, I mostly miss the cool weather and awesome food. You can get any kind of food here, and I mean any kind. Thai is popular here, as is our great seafood. If you love seafood, don't leave town without having some Alaskan Halibut or Salmon.
Favorite thing: I had glorious weather for most of my stay in Seattle. The day I took the 'Water Taxi' across Elliott Bay from Pier 55, the views of the city skyline were wonderful. Here are a couple of photos.
Favorite thing: The city is beautifull and it buildings are amazing. You must be care because it's some kind of unsecurity like any big city.
Favorite thing: I stopped to look at what I thought was a glove on the sidewalk, but it's really a brass glove embedded in cement!
Pikes Market, Space Needle, Bruce Lee's grave sight
Fondest memory: Seeing Mount Ranier behind the downtown skyline...
Favorite thing: Walk around the city, hang out on a bench, drink a coffee outside, watch people, talk to people. Seattle has a real city feel, but it is pretty laid back.
Favorite thing: We were wandering around the streets and enjoying the many malls and shops. We came upon this contest where they were creating images in sand - yes, sand sculpture!