|Tom's photo of this unreal scene of sailboats in Seattle. Wow!|
We were searching for a pharmacy and a vitamin store to replenish my fast dwindling supply of probiotics and supplements, now that I'm totally committed to treating my condition with a more natural approach as opposed to traditional medicine.
|Ships in the harbor in Seattle.|
Since we weren't flying, we'd actually filled the yellow Costco bag with our recently washed and folded laundry we'd had done on the ship. With a plan to do more laundry in Vancouver, we'd be in good shape clothes-wise for the upcoming Alaskan cruise which boards in less than 48 hours.
|Last photo of RC Explorer of the Seas on which we had an exceptional cruise.|
With the help of a staff member at the wrong Pinnacle, we were given a map with directions to the 20-minutes-away correct Marriot Pinnacle Downtown. Apparently, they'd encountered this situation in the past.
|Lopsided photo of the Seattle Space Needle from the SUV as we maneuvered through traffic on Monday morning.|
We'd booked the two nights using "free" credits we'd accumulated on the Hotels.com link on our site. The only out of pocket expense we'd bear for the hotel would be meals and tips.
|Tom managed this better shot of the Seattle Space Needle when there was an opening between skyscrapers.|
As per the agreement for the driver that delivered us from Seattle to Vancouver, a 20% tips was added to the bill. At a cost of US, $550 for the three-hour ride, another $110 was tacked on. George was an excellent driver and we could hardly flinch over the excess fee.
|Zooming along the freeway in Seattle.|
We investigated the cost of having the laundry done at the hotel but that is $8.50 per shirt, more than what we paid for shirts I purchased at the Gap Outlet store in Lahaina, Maui.
|Cloudy and rainy with fog rolling in.|
Most likely, we'll be bringing dirty laundry to Minnesota to wash in the laundry facilities located in our hotel. The availability of laundry facilities will be a big plus for us during the six-week stay.
|Fluffy clouds rolling through the hills and forests in Seattle.|
Preferring not to spend more money for transportation after sitting so long in the SUV, an umbrella and a very long walk were in order. My Fitbit easily surpassed 10,000 steps today.
Desperately needing new shoes offering some support (which I'll purchase in the US soon), the walking uphill in the rain for a few hours wasn't particularly enjoyable. I hadn't even brought the camera along figuring I needed my hands be free to hold the umbrella in the fierce winds and rain.
|Overhead signs at the border crossing from the US into Canada. The border agent checked our passports asking us numerous questions and finally let us be on our way.|
Tonight at 6:00 pm, our reader Sheila will meet us at the hotel for a visit. It will be fun to meet her and appreciate her efforts in coming downtown to meet us.
Within an hour, Sheila arrives to meet us.
I need to get the show on the road and freshen up for the evening after being seriously soaked in the rain. We're meeting Sheila in the highly rated bar/restaurant located in the hotel lobby where we'll chat and have dinner together.
Have a lovely evening and we'll be back at our usual time tomorrow!
Photo from one year ago today, May 15, 2016:
|Rambut Siwi Hindu Temple (Pura Rambut Siwi) in Negara, the largest of three traditional temples located in each town in Indonesia. For more details, please click here.|