Well today was the first day of my trip, and it has been quite exciting! You can read my post about the geek-related stuff here. I arrived in Seattle around 3 PM local time.
First off, big airport. At least big enough to have its own subway to get to the terminal! Secondly, very humid. Compared to dry old Edmonton at least, the air feels very heavy. Thirdly, there is so much green! Edmonton is so brown and drab and dusty right now, the green grass and trees is a nice change!
The trip from the airport to the hotel was crazy for a couple reasons. There really is a Starbucks on almost every corner! I lost count of how many I saw today (I went to one tonight too, not the original yet tho). Also, I was instantly reminded this isn’t Canada, as there is a huge Niketown, three level Gap and three level Old Navy, Kenneth Cole, Louis Vuitton, Barnes and Noble, Nordstroms, etc. all within four blocks of my hotel (Westin Seattle Downtown). I am definitely going to have to visit the Barnes and Noble and Old Navy.
Nice hotel room too, two beds, broadband Internet, TV, alarm clock, fridge, the normal stuff you expect in a hotel room. Unlike our room in Barcelona, right Dickson! I am going to steal the coffee mugs as they are emblazoned with the Starbucsk logo 🙂
Looks like this is going to be an awesome week, I will post updates here when I can (and at my .NET blog). Tomorrow we are the Redmond campus, so that will be neat! Oh, so far the free shirt count is at 2 (usually events like this are full of free t-shirts).