With all the Busy Little Beavers back at school this week writing essays on “What I did on my summer vacation”, Sarah’s Beaver thought she’d lock arms in solidarity and write one too! You’ve already seen some pictures from her trip, but this city is special, especially this year…they’ve been through a lot!
If you can tell Danny and Sarah where her Beaver has been Friday morning, you could win a pair of tickets to celebrate the Holiday season…New Year’s Eve is a Holiday…isn’t it?…with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Saturday December 31st in the Key Arena!
This city had been on edge since last November, when suicidal middle eastern baddies attacked.
Still was, and add to that a perfect ****storm of other stuff during my visit.
The president of South Korea was in town for a big economic summit, adding to the traffic.
They were about to host 1000's of drunken Euro-Cup soccer hooligans, and set up a big "fan zone" under the most famous landmark.
And the city has a reputation for being especially nice in Springtime.
But I got Seattle rain...and the worst flooding in 106 years
It closed most of the city's most famous museums, and big parts of it's subway system...
Didn't stop people from coming here though.
It's one of the top tourist cities in the world. And Seattle folks can get their Starbucks. If they like Starbucks, The coffee here was already awesome.
It was so Seattle here in early June, you couldn't see the top of this landmark very often.
But it was out today, with one giant ball dangling between it's legs for the Euro-Cup.
This 127 year old thing is the most visited man-made attraction on Earth.
Hitler stood here once. This city has been through a lot.
She's some famous TV reporter here. Wasn't speaking English though, so I dunno what she was on about.
Adolph and his goose-stepping minions stomped through this other mega-famous landmark.
But 4 years later, Americans marched through it too...and they still love us for it.
This is one of the most famous streets in the world. Used to be lousy with sidewalk cafes.
Still are a few, but now it's High End clothes, jewelry, and Super-Cars.
Not many places you can pay about $100 to take this 250 mph thing out...
...and sit in traffic possibly worse than Seattle's for 20 thrilling minutes of bumper-to-bumper cluster****.
Fare well, soggy city of light. (Photos by Scott Vanderpool/Scotty Images)
As always, the phone number to use is 1-800-252-1025…good luck, and Happy Beaver Hunting!