Day 2 in Seattle was spent doing all of the typical tourist things in Seattle.
We rode the monorail to the Space Needle, went up to the observation deck, and took many pictures of buildings and trees and water and other things from really high up. The best photo I took by far is the top of a building where someone painted a giant spider, complete with shadows to make it look entirely real and three-dimensional (shadow of the Space Needle is an added bonus that was completely unintended but makes me feel like A Real Photographer):
Then it was off to Pike Place Market to see people NOT throw fish (apparently this is a myth?). Lunch was conveyor belt sushi with some friends of mine who live in Seattle now. We then went to Gas Works Park, where we saw some LARPers in full armor having refereed fights right next to a girls' rowing crew doing some teambuilding exercises. It was an odd juxtaposition that I can only guess is an excellent representation of what living in Seattle is truly like.
Dinner was at the charming Elephant & Castle, which is a chain I had never been to before. The beer selection was great and the fried food delicious, and really that's all I care about.
Tomorrow, Day 3.