Gas Works Park itself was also pretty darn neat. The rusting husk of the eponymous works provide some industrial art that combines well with greens lawns and vistas of the city. Despite the fact that it was a weekday afternoon the park was full of people enjoying the weather to its fullest. Maybe you get work off if the weather is nice here.
The next day it was raining again but I managed to make the most of it by staying inside most of the time :). I did venture out enough to meet another friend of mine who worked with me on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and now continues the work at UW (the other UW). I was able to trade a can of Wisconsin beer for a coveted Sloan Plate. That evening I went out and ended up at a bar that was supposedly the last place Kurt Cobain was seen alive. Perhaps even cooler; they had a portrait of Laura Palmer above the bar.
The next morning I was on the road once more. Seattle is a great city and those who know don’t need me to tell them. Those who don’t know will hopefully find out for themselves sometime. Just make sure you go to Paseo’s. And go in July.