Adam's World, a Blog
Welcome to Adam's World, a Blog. These are my personal ramblings, and I make no guarantee to their cohesiveness. Enjoy reading my ramblings and if the mood strikes you feel free to leave a comment or two.
So today was the first trip on my journey. I got to the airport around 6AM for a 7:30AM flight. I had never been to Long Beach airport before, but holy cow it was small. Security screening was in a tent outside, how bizarre. The flight boarded on time and during the announcements, the flight attendant asked if anyone on board was doing the “All You Can Jet” thing. The entire second half of the plane raised their hand, so it looks like I wasn’t alone. Not by a long shot.
On my flight I got to speak to Stephen from Let Dreams Fly. He has planned a 30-day initiative to help people’s dreams come true, a new city every day. What an awesome guy and an awesome idea – check it out at www.letdreamsfly.com.
And so I finally made it to Seattle.
Thank you to Kendra, a former co-worker of mine who picked me up and will be hanging out with me for a few days.
Our first stop was the Boeing Factory in Everett, WA. I have always loved aviation, so I figured this would be an interesting idea, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Kendra and I took the 1.5 hour Boeing tour and we got to see all kinds of stuff. The building is the largest building in the world, spreading seven tenths of a mile long. The building is so large that they had to design a special air system because clouds would actually form on the inside and would occasionally rain. True story, our tour guide told us. Anyways, inside we got to see them actually assembling Boeing Jets, from the 747 to the 777 and the brand new, not yet flown the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I was actually surprised how cool the tour was.
Afterwards, Kendra and I went to the Seattle Center, which was built for the 1964 World’s Fair and houses the Seattle Space Needle. I was actually quite surprised at how dilapidated and run down the entire area looked, but hey, it was built more then 45 years ago – but how about a little renovation? I decided not to go to the top of the Space Needle just yet, as I plan on doing that tomorrow along with a few other touristy type things, but more on that tomorrow.
I’m exhausted and it’s only Day 1! Time for a good nights sleep! Let’s hope I can keep this blog running every day!
Have fun in Seattle man! I just got back from my 2nd trip there. Lots of good Thai restaurants! Be sure to check out Red Mill Burgers for a good bite as well!
September 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Thanks Jared! I didn’t have time to go check out Red Mil Burgers but Seattle was a pretty good time, even if the city is….aging. lol
Please keep up the blog. Your tour of boeing sounds very interesting. I thought the fact that the building makes its own weather is very fascinating, how does that work exactly?
September 10th, 2010 at 8:52 pm
That was an interesting fact the tour guide told us. He said it had to do with the fact that the building is so large that water particles would rise inside the building. Since the building didn’t initially have an air circulation system the water particles would condense and form actual clouds. When there was enough water in the clouds, it would rain on the inside. A bizarre story, but I thought it was pretty neat!
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