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Thanks for all the tips about my Seattle trip. Here goes my piecemeal trip report.

Landed at noon today at SEA. I love Virgin America, although I passed out so quickly I could have been flying any airline.

Took light rail to Westlink. Very clean and efficient, although I had to walk a while to get there from Virgin. Had lunch at the Nordstrom Grill, which I think they were very smart to locate the priciest place at the Metro level. Yummy turkey club with great fries, although the waitress was definitely more attentive to another patron than to me.

Walked up to my hotel, SpringHill Lake Union. About .6 miles, so no biggie. Thankfully no rain at the point for my luggage to stay dry.

Check in was smooth, and I got a free coupon for something from their Marketplace! Yay! Sadly, the shuttle runs only every hour from the hotel and only goes to the Convention Center, Space Needle or Westlake. Not really convenient for me at all.

Decided to walk it down to Columbia Center, which wasn't too bad. I appreciated getting to see all of the commercial stuff on 5th street. I loved the observation tower although was disappointed that it was so rainy and overcast that the mountains were obscured. Welcome to Seattle, I guess. Had a quick drink at Starbucks there and also appreciated the views.

Walked quickly to the Library and took a brief tour. I loved the 10th floor observation room as well as all of the neat reading spaces there and on other floors. Definitely a very literary city, Seattle. Good on you!

It was 4 pm and I wasn't scheduled to go to SAM until 6. I therefore made a brief stop at Sip Bar for some calamari and a glass of Riesling. Pretty good, and the bus boy was super cute.

Went to SAM around 5 and spent a little more than 2 hours. I thought the permanent collection was pretty weak but I really liked the Gaughin temporary exhibition. I was upset to not see any other impressionist works, as the European art seemed to stop at the Enlightenment.

Then walked to Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. i had a 9:30 reservation but turned up about 7:30. I'd called a couple of times to get it moved back, but no luck. Fortunately the hostess was amazing and sat me at about ten minutes. I had a super adorable gay waiter with a bow-tie. Yay for personal style. Spent 30 dollars on a salmon sandwich with fries, sparkling rose wine and a small coconut and chocolate dessert. All very yummy. This was a great, convenient, and hip place.

Took a taxi back to my hotel for a whopping 7 dollars, including tip.

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