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Looking ahead to Spring?

After this past week of snow and ice, I imagine that you’re dreaming of springtime?  There’s nothing like the Seattle Boat Show to recall sun and water-filled fun.  And what better way to get to Seattle than to take the bus!

Here are this year’s Seattle Boat Show details:

When:  January 27 – February 5th

Where:  Century Link Field Event Center AND South Lake Union

How much:  $12 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 11-17), free for age 10 and younger.

Website:  www.seattleboatshow.com  (you can buy tickets on line)

How to get there by the bus…

From Olympia, you can take Intercity Transit bus 603 (620 on weekends) to the Highway 512 Park and Ride transfer center.  See www.intercitytransit.com for the time schedule.

If you prefer, you could also drive from Olympia to the Lakewood Sounder Station (exit 125, (Bridgeport Way); turn left off exit; then right onto Pacific Highway South. The Station’s four story parking garage is a few blocks on your left).

This is where you catch Sound Transit’s route 594 to Seattle.  Cost: $3.50 for adults.  www.soundtransit.org  The bus takes you across the street from the Century Link Field, at 4th and Royal Brougham.

If you want to be really adventuresome, stay on the bus through Seattle, getting off at 4th and Union.  Walk a few blocks north to the Westlake Mall (4th and Pike).  Kitty-corner from the northeast side of the Westlake Mall building is the south end of the
Lake Union Streetcar.  www.seattlestreetcar.org The street car takes you through the revitalized Eastlake area (thanks to Paul Allen and his Vulcan enterprise) to South Lake Union, which is the other venue for the Boat Show.

Check back NEXT week for details on the 2012 Northwest Flower Show, an eagerly anticipated annual event for gardeners!

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