Last night a guy asked about leaving a light on. I thought he meant for doing stuff but at 3 am it was still on so I turned it off (the brighter light was already off).
Took an early bus to Tacoma and actually
managed to get a bus to Olympia
that left 1/2 hour sooner than the one I'd planned to take. I got off the
near a Subway I had breakfast at.
[NOW: The first bus was in the 590s, Sound Transit, while the latter
was probably 603, Intercity Transit.]
I explored the grounds of the state government buildings (even went inside a
couple them briefly), then wandered down to Capitol Lake.
I visited the Heritage Park Fountain but it still wasn't on yet at opening
time. To maximize my time I reordered things a bit; I went to Olympia Transit Center
and, buying a $2 daypass, took a bus to the west side of the city,
overshooting my stop a bit. I went to the Barnes & Nobles and then
headed to the Blockbuster, which last time I had been led to believe it was
further west than it really was; turns out that you can't really see it from
the street it's really on because its back is to that street; the only reason I
found it was I was told it was in the same area as a Safeway.
I went to Borders in Westfield Promenade and then Best Buy at Westfield Shopping Center proper. Beyond
that little bit I didn't actually explore the mall because there was nothing of
[NOW: The bus I took was the 48 Intercity Transit. Borders is now defunct.]
I took a bus to Olympic Transit Center then transferred into another bus to
Lacey where I visited Olympic Cards & Cards, then Hollywood Video.
This Hollywood Video was... actually open and because it was closing down in a
few days got around 40 DVDs for a little over $25 after tax. I visited
Boomerang (another DVD store) and then took a bus back to Olympia Transit
Center. Both ways I
passed the cemetery by Phoenix St.
They'll be back again some day I guess.
[NOW: The bus back downtown was a 48 again, then the bus to and from Lacey
was a 66, Intercity Transit. Hollywood Video is of course now fully defunct.]
The same bus switched numbers and went to Tumwater, where, after a girl told
me my camera looked weird, I grabbed a lunch to go at Arby's, crossed a highway
overpass and visited Blockbuster, then returned to the east side and
visited Tumwater Video. On the bus back a buy told everyone, pointing at
everyone, that if we see "her" to tell her she can kiss his
a--. Unfortunately he gave no description had we actually wished to pass
along this information to her.
[NOW: The second bus number was a 13. Tumwater’s Blockbuster and Tumwater
Video are now gone.]
Back downtown, I visited a park whose name I can't recall, but it's quite a
nice one, near the Greyhound depot; spent a fair bit of time here when my Portland trip went south
[Now: See the last day of my 2008 trip reports for details. The park is Sylvester Park.]
I visited Fireside Books, Rainy Day Records (got more DVDs), Phantom City
Records, Orca Books (like Balderdash yesterday the cat wasn't around; maybe the
cats are at some sort of book store cat convention), then the Star Wars
mural. I went to an area of the waterfront where there was a lot of mud
where the sea should be; only a bit of water until a distance away; I
don't think the tide can fully account for this.
[NOW: Fireside Books recently closed down.]
I visited Last Word Books, De Colores Books (there was a sleeping dog that I
snuck a pic of but otherwise left lie), then ignored a street person who wanted
to talk to me. My sense was he was one of those street people who think
if you point a camera *away* from them you're trying to take a pic of
them. I visited Danger Room Comics, then returned to Heritage Park
Fountain (basically water jets from the ground). This time it was on but I
limited my pics anyway because of all the kids paying there; didn't want to
create any wrong ideas. A trip to another part of the waterfront, then
the park from earlier, then a bus back to Tacoma.
As always around that time the bus back to Tacoma got caught in a traffic jam and I
struggled to stay awake and take pics.
[NOW: While I visited De Colores as well, the dog was actually at
Browser’s Books. The bus back to Tacoma
was probably 603, Intercity Transit]
In Tacoma I got on a bus back to Seattle; unfortunately a
screen with an ad distorted my pics on that bus somewhat.
[NOW: The bus was one of the 590s, Sound Transit.]
Back in downtown Seattle I visited Borders and bought a DVD, then walked to the
sports motif McDonald's and got dinner to go which I took to the International
Fountain. The fountain was winding down so I tried to visit Office Maxx
because with my cameras working better than expected, I'm concerned about
running out of cards. Unfortunately that branch was gone. I bought
more DVDs at Silver Platters (mostly b-movies but also a Chinese action movie
partly set in Canada) then bought drinks at Rite Aid, where right before me and
right after me in line there was someone with dog; guess that store has gone
to..., no, not going to say it; too easy.
[NOW: Again, Borders is now defunct.]