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  • Get on the I-5.  It’s all over the place in Seattle. If you can’t find it, consult a map.

  • Head North.

  • Go 100 miles.

  • Stop for the nice man or woman in uniform. Let them search your trunk if they feel like it.

  • [You will need a passport OR a birth certificate + photo ID. You can bring one bottle of alcohol and one carton of cigarettes.  Don’t bring any single gift worth more than $50. (wink)]

  • Keep going North, only now, instead of being called the I-5, it’s called the 99. You’re now about 30 miles from our house, but here, we’d say you’re 50 klicks (km).

  • Keep going up the 99.  After tunnels and bridges, it becomes less and less of a highway. Eventually it becomes OAK STREET.  Go up Oak Street to 42 Avenue (or really, any major street after Park Dr.).  Turn LEFT.

  • Go WEST about 6 blocks.  Turn right onto Granville Street.

  • Keep going NORTH on Granville.  Granville Street becomes the GRANVILLE BRIDGE when it crosses over a big wet thing.

  • On the bridge, get in your RIGHT HAND LANE and get ready to take the SEYMOUR STREET exit.

  • Seymour Street runs Northeast across downtown.  Go up it about ten blocks.  When you get to HASTINGS STREET, TURN LEFT.

  • On Hastings Street, stay in the CENTER LANE until you get to our block, at which point there’s only one lane.  Find somewhere to park.  The concierge might have advice, but then again, he might not.

  • Come to our building.  Our buzzer number is 183.  And our apartment number is 2603.  When we buzz you in, the elevators will let you up to the 26th floor, but not if you diddle daddle, so rush right in and come on up to see us!



     
     

     

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