02.09.2010 - 02.09.2010 25 °C
Today I made my way back to the centre of town and caught the monorail to the Seattle Center, home in 1962 to the World's Fair and still the site of the famous Space Needle. I queued up, paid my fare and took to the lift to the top of the Space Needle. The view from the top was spectacular. If the Empire State Building has views over the most impressive concrete jungle in the world, the natural beauty of Washington's Mt. Rainer south east of the Needle is certainly Seattle's best asset. It was perfectly clear today and I really didn't expect to see Mt. Rainer's snowcapped peak dominating the horizon. A late lunch was had at the top and before too long I made my way back down. My ticket wasn't taken from me before I got the ride to the top so once at the bottom I was able to sell my ticket on to someone in search of a cheaper ticket.
It's my last day in the United States tomorrow, something I find utterly unbelievable when I stop to spend any time thinking about where I've been or looking in my little black book noting what I wanted to do in places I visited in weeks past.