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a couple of tourist days

April 26th, 2008 at 01:47 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $3.25 coffee, bagel + $1.70 coffee (McAmericano - hah hah) + $25 duck ride ticket + $11 lunch + $20 2 CDs

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $1.80 coffee + $13 lunch + $11 crockpot cookbook + $30 graphic novel

Made my gym appointment yesterday (181.8 lbs!! yay), but also played tourist at the little shops inside and underneath the Pike Market. Ate lunch at my hideout in the market, and afterward in one of the shops, found a crockpot cookbook that had a couple of good ideas and contained a number of pork recipes (DH loves pork and brings some home all the time). Also, you probably don't know this, but I do follow one particular comic/ graphic novel "world". A new novel came out and I was glad to see it. There was a very bad movie made of that comic world - it seemed to clear out the poseurs, I guess.

Today I rode the Duck ride - amphibious craft will take tourists throughout downtown Seattle, then will splash into Lake Union, chug around Lake Union for 45 minutes or so, then come up onto the road, drive around Fremont a bit and head for base. At least twice a week every week of my workday, as a pedestrian I passed a Duck picking its way through Pioneer Square. After nine years, curiosity got the better of me. Big Grin

The only vaguely frightening part - the driver (Captain Hoohaw) needed both hands to get his wig on. Hope he was steering with his knees.

Coming on the left and over you on the water...

Then, after the Duck ride, 3 block walk and a little shopping at a CD store - both new and used. The checkout person saved me 50% - she was interested in buying one of the CDs that I had so she knew that there were a couple of used copies.

So far, it has been a bit more spendy than usual to play the tourist rather than the working slob ... on the other hand, no hotel rates, no gas consumed, no terribly pricey restaurants.

4 Responses to “a couple of tourist days”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    I love your pics! Smile Be sure to share if you find any great receipes in your new book!

  2. Petunia Says:

    Ah, the Ducks. Have toured with them in a couple different places. They are a fun touristy thing - especially if you like the driver's goofy jokes!

  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    I've driven a Duck on the water. Nice idea - I am playing this one w/FrugalSon and his TheGrrl trying to get to all the places around town that we've missed.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    I drove a duck on the water once in Boston! Thanks for sharing.

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