Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day One: Alaska Cruise

Day one of our trip to Alaska went great. Left Vegas this morning around 9am, Alaska Airlines, to Seattle. Great flight with no problems on the ground or in the air. We arrived in Seattle and it looked like it had just stopped raining (big surprise - it rains in Seattle). We made it to our hotel for the night and dropped off the luggage and immediately headed downtown to the Pike Place Market.
We had two goals for our brief stay in Seattle - 1. Pike Place Market and watch the guys toss the fish and 2. - the Seattle underground tour. I'm happy to say we are 2 for 2 so far.
Here's a quick clip of the famous fish tossing in the market.
Our second goal was to do the Seattle Underground Tour. Mission accomplished. I must say it's a 'must do" for anyone visiting Seattle. Amazing history and the tour guides are really funny.
It's dark and dank <- is that a word?... underground but amazing to see what's below your feet as you walk the sidewalks above. I'm glad I had my Canon 5D Mark II because I forgot the flash and it was very dark down there. No problem....crank it up to ISO 6400 and fire away....

Here's a shot of our tour guide, Forest, explaining why the underground even exists...

More pics and a HighDef version of the fish toss will be coming after we return home and have a better internet connection....