Transit Beer Seattle – 2011

4pm at Frontier Room on the 26th.  Tasty barbeque and beer too.

Of course, the main thing is we’ll be talking transit.  Seattle & all sorts of places.  So come on down and have a chit chat with us.

Transit Beer on February 26th

As mentioned on Chad’s BlogAl M’s “Ranting of a Trimet Bus Driver” and Puget Sound Transit Operators Blog there is truly a Transit Beer coming up on the 26th!  So if you want to have a good beer, some grub, and talk transit in the north west this is absolutely the get together to get to!!

We haven’t completely decided on a place yet, so I’ve setup a poll.  Ya know, to be democratic and all.  Here’s the poll, so please vote on your preferred place for the meet up!

For more information on each location check out Elysian Brewing, Big Time Brewery, and the Frontier Room.

Rolling On Northgate

Kicks Hobby Japan

Kicks Hobby Japan

I took a ride about today out to Northgate.  Took the #16 from Belltown straight to Northgate & then spent most of the day there.  Caught a movie, ate some grub, and mainly fiddled around the mall.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been out to a mall, probably 3-4 months at least.  Before tearing into the mall though I actually checked out a Japanese Toy Store called Kicks Hobby Japan.  They have awesome Japanese toys with high detail and surreal poses from Mobile Suit Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, and others.  I’ve posted some of the images of the toys they carry below.

The Northgate Mall is a pretty decent place.  A fair selection of chain stores, nothing really local of course.  The bus routes that come into and out of the area is pretty steady.  After a day around the area the return trip included a random trip on the #75 out along Sandy and then a transfer to the #30 bus back into Belltown.  Overall, a good little adventure off into Northgate.

Bikini Girl

Bikini Girl

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

 

Transit Sleuth Weekly Picture (001)

Sound Transit Sounder Arrives for Boarding

Sound Transit Sounder Arrives for Boarding

Amtrak For The Win!

One of the most successful Amtrak Routes in the country is the Amtrak Cascades with over 600,000 riders per year.  Recently the route got wifi, which means those 600k+ riders can ride the Internetz at the same time they’re riding the rails!  I decided to test out the wifi with some uploads and such, so everything in this blog entry is uploaded and published via the Amtrak Cascades Wifi.

Amtrak Wifi!

Amtrak Wifi!

If you’re interested in the Agile Open Northwest Conference I’ll have some coverage on my Composite Code Blog.