Topic “Seattle”

Seattle's Airport Link

Yesterday I traveled through Seattle on my way to Chicago. To save a few beans I caught a plane out of Seattle instead of Vancouver. Originally I had planned on taking the Vancouver/SEATAC shuttle bus, but it turned Marina and her beau were headed to Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) so I hitched a ride to downtown Seattle. I figured I'd catch one of the hotel airport shuttles when I found out about a Seattle's new Link Light Rail system out to SEATAC airport.

Seattle Link Train at Pioneer Statoin
Photo by Shayne Kaye

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Pink Elephants and Cocks: Seattle Neon

If I said I'd encountered pink elephants and cocks in neon last weekend, what would you think? You'd be wrong!

The Seattle Space Needle is one of the most iconic features in downtown Seattle, but in my personal canon the neon pink elephant of the Elephant Car Wash, ugly though it may be, is just as significant. It's just so damn memorable! At the corner of Denny Way and Highway 99 I invariably pass it at least once if I'm venturing into downtown Seattle. And it seems like every time I pass it I'm on my way to making happy memories or reminded of past ones. My hotel for the 2010 Emerald City Comicon was four blocks away, and the happy elephant greeted me in the morning on my way to the con, and welcomed me back again in the evening.

Elephant Car Wash Sign

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