Put Seattle’s Museum of Flight on your “must see” list when you’re visiting the Emerald City. Of course, I love it since I love all “things with wings.” Three are several big exhibits, including warbirds from WW1 and WW2, Air Force 1, the Concorde…and the Space Shuttle Trainer (wow!). Check out the pictures. BTW, the […]
Yep, it’s true: I worked myself into a shopping frenzy down in Seattle: Southcenter Mall, IKEA, Costco (drive-by only) and a host of other retail establishments. I stayed at the Cedarbrook Lodge and visited the Museum of Flight, the beach at Des Moines and a fancy coffee shop in Burien. This is the beat for those who cover Seattle Southside (the airport-close cities of Sea-Tac, Tukwila and DesMoines).
Did I remember to flash my Alaska driver’s license to avoid the sales tax? Yes. Did I rent my car downtown to avoid the airport car rental tax? Yes. Did I enjoy a v-e-r-y nice dinner at Cedarleaf restaurant at the hotel? Yes. Think farm-to-table. Really nice meal. Check out the slide show!
I spent a lot of time on the light rail to downtown, because when I first went to pick up the car, it was closed. So, I took the train back to the hotel…and they came and got me in the shuttle. It’s a three-minute drive, but the Cedarbrook Lodge is set in an 18-acre nature preserve. You’re literally in the woods—but you could walk over to the airport. #Truth That’s one of the reasons Alaska Airlines has a lot of conferences there. I will stay there again if I have an overnight layover. Very nice place.