We spent two more days in Seattle mostly quiet. Alex wasn’t able to take one day off, so she worked remotely from our AirBnB. It was raining that day, so I ran some errands and also went for a run at a nearby park. It was cool but not chilly. I found a baseball.
That evening we went out to meet friends – Matt, who I grew up with in NY, and DJ, Alex’s friend from college (and roommate).
We ate a Mexican place with Matt, who’s doing comedy in Seattle, before heading over to a nearby bar (stopping outside to play with the puppy statue outside Trader Joe’s).
The next day, we picked up our rental car to head out to the Olympic peninsula. I’d debated the various routes around the Peninsula… there’s a long driving route on highways that’s mostly boring. And there’s a ferry. I dislike city driving and didn’t want to drive through Seattle, but the cheapest prices were actually renting within the city center, so the ferry, which leaves from right in the middle of the city, was perfect.
Besides, it’s quicker, and has the best views.
The car rental was slightly delayed… there were some scratches on the car, so the guy filling out the paperwork (this was at Enterprise, I think) was awesome and gave us 3/4 of a tank of gas… we drove that car for half a week and didn’t have to pay for any gas.