Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Seattle

My job has me out in Seattle for a few days. Unfortunately, I'm so busy, I won't even get to see any of Becky's family while I'm out here this time, but hopefully, if this contract goes well, there will be more visits to Seattle in the near future.

Lovely place, Seattle--the weather has been a pleasant 55 degrees with just a hint of sprinkles now and then. We spent most of the time in large windowless meeting rooms, but when we get to walk to lunch or dinner, it's very enjoyable. We can even see Mount Rainier from here!

Tonight, the customer treated us to a wonderful dinner at Salty's across the bay from downtown Seattle. For dinner, we had Dungeness crab chowder with sherry, grilled vegetables, roasted new potatoes, and the most gorgeous salmon. It was a spectacular dinner and an even more spectacular view! I took this panoramic shot myself:

6 comments:

Chuck said...

Welcome to the lovely pacific northwest: it's never too hot, it's never too cold, and it's never just right -- but it is good enough. After a while you don't even feel the constant sprinkles, and seeing the sun is exciting.

It has actually been quite a nice winter (since January began), with warm temperatures, very little in the way of real rain, and quite a lot of sun.

gaz said...

i wish i had clients who took me out to lunch.
nice shot of the city m8.

Anonymous said...

Eating big at tax payer expense I see.

Barry said...

It was tax payer expense. The BD activities get wrapped into the overhead rates they charge the government for per hour labor. I'm sure they have a different DoD rate that is subject to government audit.

So yes, thank you (anonymous and the rest for America) for the nice meal. Hey, Gaz how about chipping in a few pounds yourself ;-)

Sandi said...

Beautiful panoramic!

gaz said...

barry, sorry mate - myself and the rest of the uk are busy paying for our mp's expenses...

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