It is the third day of our trip, the tough one actually.
Drizzles accompany us all day and our trip is mainly on the bus or walking on the wet streets, which probably makes us a little bit down today.
We plan to start the trip by going to the University District, but we do have a hard time looking for the right routine of that. Then after sitting on the light rail, a wonderful idea hits me that it might be interesting to take pictures of city when I am on the moving rail. The quality of photos is not that so good though, the picture diary is going to be a best proof of city view. Besides seeing something out of window kind of reminds me of something related to life. Just as the moving scenery outside of window, we cannot decide what presents us and catch up something that is not supposed to be ours, but we still should appreciate everything we have already had, because at least that everything belongs to us.
Then we arrive at the University District and we just want to see the University of Washington. Actually it is funny that when we are aware of many Chinese passengers passing by, we just know that it is time to get off the bus because the destination is not so far. Thinking in that way is rooted from the experience that visiting to MIT and HV. In that trip, the nearer we get to close to the school, the more Chinese people on the streets. So we get used to it and also apply it this time, successfully, it works out. But we just hang about for a while at W, then leave for the Microsoft Corporation.
The Microsoft Corporation is located on the Redmond, a neighborhood of Seattle. And after being there, we are surprised that the Microsoft Corporation’s buildings and connector shuttles spread the whole area. The bus drops us off at the Transit Center in which free coffee, tea and foundation drinks are served by the corporation. Later the staff will check the customers’ requests, such as which building are we going to, then the shuttle or taxi will come and pick us up to there. But it is a pity that only the first floor of Microsoft Visitor Center be open to the public, for anywhere else, it is for employees only. But everything is going fine in the Visitor Center Store. Lots of cute things are there.
About four, we come back and the city is already in a dark. Unluckily, the camera is also out of power then, so there won’t be pictures about our nights.
After being back to downtown, we have a dinner at Westlake Center then go shopping at Marcy’s and a tiny but wonderful Japanese store. It is 10 in the hotel.
The trip today doesn’t work out so well as yesterday, but it is a good experience to meet something new. For me, I get to know the excitement and satisfaction still comes from Seattle itself—romantic, gentle and light. Sleepless happens just in Seattle.
Author: Joy Yang