North America Trip–SEA to ADL
Friday was another chance to do some final sight-seeing back in down-town Seattle. I went on the Seattle Underground Tour, which was fantastic. A hilarious and entertaining tour guide made for a very enjoyable and educational history tour of the beginnings of the town of Seattle.
I also managed to get back for another look at the Pike Place Markets, which I’d briefly seen the previous Sunday, though Friday’s weather was an improvement. It was nice to look around and having something yummy for lunch whilst the sun poked through the clouds.
On the recommendation of Scott Hanselman I saw (but tried to avoid smelling!) the ‘great wall of gum’. Good timing, as a week later they started cleaning it all off for the first time in 20 years.
Then off to the airport for my flight down to San Francisco. The train from downtown Seattle to the airport only cost $US3 – what a bargain!
I was a bit concerned about the relatively short time to make my connecting flight to Sydney, but I need not have worried. San Francisco airport is relatively small (possibly similar size to Adelaide), so it was literally a 5 minute walk from gate to gate. What a relief – and much less stressful than going through Los Angeles again.
The flight back to Sydney went well (there’s something about flying overnight that makes it easier to go to sleep, or maybe I was just exhausted after a full on fortnight!)
Landing in Sydney early Sunday morning I managed to get on an earlier flight back to Adelaide than I’d originally booked. It was so great to get home and see my family again 😀.