Friday, August 31, 2012

Seattle: View from the Top

View of Elliot's Bay

The Wheel and the Ferry

The Coleman Docks

Harborview Hospital and the Interstate

The Needle

I don't know if it was me, the time of day, the haze or the fact that the building is covered in black tinted glass but my pics were less than stellar for the most part.  The observation room is on the 73rd floor and there is a 9 dollar entrance fee.  You get a 3 quarter view, no looking northeast.   One coffee, a bagel and a awesome view on two floors of the city cost less then a trip up the Needle.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seattle Starbucks on the 40th Floor

Columbia Tower, the 4th tallest building on the west coast is 76 floors of steel and black glass.  It still is the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest.  Construction started in 1985 and finished in 1989. The building is owned by by the Bank of America. The Columbia Tower is considered an eyesore in the skyline because it doesn't look like other buildings. 

Me in front of the Tower.  

There is a Starbuck's Coffee shop on the 40th floor.  We sat by the window with our coffee and bagels and had the most amazing views.  The views are better than the Space Needle's.

Building next door,  look at the balconies on the 60th floors.  A good wind would blow you off!

City scape from Starbucks. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seattle's Wheel on the Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront Wheel

Located on the waterfront on pier 57 near the Seattle Aquarium.   It costs 13 dollars for a ride and you only get 4 revolutions, three if its busy.  Happily the wheel is wheelchair accessible and completely enclosed for comfort in crappy weather.  The ride lasts about 20 minutes.

Waterfront view from the top

Space Needle from not quite the top

My sister Kellie

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm better now

My Iron Heart

I was in the hospital for nine days!  I called 911 a week ago because I had a fever of 103.4.  That isn't good temperature for anyone, but it is especially bad if you have just had surgery.  

I was playing with condoms in my follow up appointment!

 I was puking for days in a hospital bed.  Every time I coughed my stomach would try to empty, thank god there was nothing in it.  Food looked and smelled terrible, I wanted to eat but nothing went down.

New Harborview Ceiling 

I had an E-Coli infection.  How I got that is any ones guess.  I had blood draws everyday twice a day, X-Rays of my chest and my gut taken,  three different IVs started and finally a port in my chest so I can give myself drugs every 6 hours.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Medal or Prison

So I don't no how true this is but North Korean athletes who didn't medal in the Olympic Games are sent to prison camps.  If you win you get a car, money, a fridge and celebrity status. Losing is seen as being disloyal to their leader, oh what ever.  Win or Lose, if I were a North Korean athlete I would defect to the USA or England or any first world country that would take me.  What North Korea is doing defeats the purpose of the games.  I can't understand how so many can be so devoted to leader who is starving his people.  If you've seen a picture of him he has not missed any meals.

Can't you feel the love?

A sign a homeless guy has made

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Love is Everywhere

I have love in my heart

This guy is looking for love

Love is everywhere even in the hospital

I have been depressed this week probably because I'm trying to recover from surgery.  I'm in better spirits now and ready to take more photos.