Seattle was a business trip for me, (Mark here), and Charlotte decided to fly out at the last minuite to make this an unexpected getaway. I was staying downtown at the Warwick. http://www.warwickwa.com/ Not the best hotel in town, but very nice, in a good location, and within company per diem. I had a couple of nights to explore Seattle and also make a pilgrimage to Edmonds to see the Rick Steve's HQ. before Charlotte arrived.
One evening I walked from my hotel to pier 66 to the Clipper http://www.clippervacations.com/ Vacations office where I bought a package that included transportation from Seattlte to Vancouver BC to Victoria BC and then back to Seattle in time to make the red eye to be back at work Monday morning. It was a wirlwind trip but very fun with enought time for a good overview of all three locations. CV did a great job, the connections were easy and good and the hotels they selected for us were excellent.
Pike Place and first Starbucks
Seattle China Town
Charlotte is now addicted to Coffee!
Love the Market!
Took a ride to Decption Pass
Olympic Symbol / View from Room / Ferry to Market