"If we ignore nature.....maybe it'll go away."
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From: "Jay DeLong" <thirdwind_at_att.net>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 2:30 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Seattle visit
> At 11:13 PM 8/28/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Anyone on the list from Seattle or Vancouver? My wife and I are heading
> >there the first part of October and I might have some time I need to
> Nick, I assume you're talking about Vancouver BC.
> It'll probably rain :-) It's been a beautiful, warm and dry summer but
> that's sure to change by then. Bring light rain gear.
> Vancouver Aquarium-- The first thing you'll come to is a large pool. If
> you get there when they open, mist hangs in the cool morning air. It's
> probably raining. Then WHOOOOOOSH! You'll see and hear a misty expulsion
> of air and realize you're standing by an adult orca. It's sad to see that
> magnificent animal confined, but its water is pumped in from nearby
> Strait and it's in as natural of an exhibit as you can expect under the
> circumstances. They also have a really nice exhibit of the marine fishes
> of Georgia Strait, among other things.
> Seattle-- Seattle Aquarium is okay and my guess you plan to see it. You
> may get lucky and see some adult salmon return to their hatchery because
> that's the right time of the year. You might also enjoy other things like
> the Seattle Underground Tour in the historic district called Pioneer
> (I've done it 3 times; great fun). All along the waterfront of Elliott
> are touristy places (that's where the aquarium is, too), and there's a
> jewel of a store among them called Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. It sells
> trinkets and souvenirs, but you can also see real shrunken heads, mummies,
> freak animals and other oddities collected from around the world by a
> contemporary of Robert Ripley of Ripley's Believe It or Not fame. It's
> online at http://www.yeoldecuriosityshop.com. Burke Museum at the Univ of
> WA in Seattle is a nice little natural history museum. There is also the
> Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, and others.
> Victoria BC-- For the very best natural history museum in the area in my
> opinion, you'll need to spend a day and take a ferry to Victoria on
> Vancouver Island and see the Royal British Columbia Museum. I think you
> may like Victoria, too, and it's small enough you can walk around the
> downtown area and not need to take a car on the ferry.
> Good restaurants and shopping are everywhere in downtown Seattle and
> Vancouver (especially the Robson Street area). Hope that helps!
> Jay DeLong
> Olympia, WA
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