Although it's UNDERGROUND we saw as a dark, humid and basement-like place, this is actually the real ground level( first floor) of the city where sunshine was used to be so bright everyday 100 years ago. The citizens decided to rebuilt the city in a higher level. What used to be the first floor now became the basement. People opened a new door on the original second floor if the building was survived from the Great Seattle Fire.
I was astonished by the fact that what I thought to be the ground is actually not ground. Everything is elevated. Every road is actually empty under it. It just made me feel so unreal.
And it reminded me that I felt so curious about why Chicago had a first-floor-like basement. Now it's obvious the same reason, the Great Chicago Fire.
In the afternoon, we visited the Pike Market. It's really a fascinated place. It's like Taiwan traditional market. There is EVERYTHING in Pike Market like seafood, fruit, vegetable, old books, antiques, vendors of decorations and even entertaining people.
So, it's absolutely a nice place to look around.
After breakfast, we went to Science Fiction museum and Experience Music Project. I gotta say that loudly, this place is AWESOME! If I have a chance to be in Seattle in the future, I definitely will come here again. I love EMP especially.
In EMP, it introduce the evolution of music specially in Seattle, as well as the instruments. One man on which it especially focus is Jimi Hendrix, a representative of Rock'n Roll. I saw his video in the museum and I think he is really a genius. His guitar skill is mighty amazing.
In the second floor, there is a music lab. You can tried a lot of instruments like drums, guitars, basses, keyboard and many other things. They not only provided instruments but also the programs so that you can do just like playing in a band by following the instruction. Honestly, I respect the designer of EMP. Because it's really difficult to describe Music other than letting people actually listen to it. How come they can make visitors listen to so many things without making the room noisey? This museum is built brilliently.
Seattle is really a energetic city. With a sense of freedom and creativeness, now it's my favorite city in USA.
It's extremely wide and spectacular.
We hiked into a valley along a trial named Devil's Hall trial. It took us about three hours. The view is nice, but the view is even better outside like the one I took from the road.
Actually, it's very similar to the cave I went by, Marengo Cave in IN. So, I didn't take much pictures in the cave.
However, there are still some differences.
First of all, Marengo Cave located in the hills of forest, but Carlsbad Caverns resides in semi-dessert mountains where shrubs and prickly pears grow all over them.
Secondly, Carlsbad Caverns seems to be larger but I think the formations of limestones in Marengo Cave is more delicate and beautiful.
Thirdly, the most famous sight-seeing of Carlsbad Caverns is probably not the limestones, but the bats. From summer to Fall, hundreds of thousand of bats will migrate to live in the cave. To see them flushing out of the cave is very spectacular.
At night, we went to boat taking along a river in Carlsbad city. The boat drove along the river where houses asides all are decorated with colorful lights (in a sense of Christmas). With the Christmas music on the boat, this trip is so Christmas! It's best trip for young lovers.
When starting getting down the cave I felt like catching a cold, although not severe. Anyway, I hope I could become better tomorrow.
We left after sunset. It's really a must-visited place. People said that it's better in summer when some flowers blooms.
球拍YY Carbonate 20 MS是阿太幫我準備的
I have examined the racquet that you turned in severely broken. Our staff
specifically examines equipment when checked in and when checked out. Based
on the severity of the damage there is no way that I can wave the charge
from your account. It is very obvious that this racquet was damaged by
something other than just waving it in the air.
All of our equipment is highly used. My suggestion is that if you feel that
the racquet was damaged when you received it you should have notified the
staff before leaving Member Services and exchanged it for another one. We
can only go by the proof we have of the damaged racquet.
The charge will remain on your account. If you do not feel comfortable with
the rental equipment that we have my suggestion is that you purchase your
own equipment to use in the facilities.
My name is Wei-Ying Chen. I went to ARC on Wednesday night and borrowed a badminton racket.
The badminton was broken when I was using it.
I was told that I will be charged.
I think that's not my fault.
First of all, I used the racket appropriately. I did not do anything brutal like knocking the ground. All I did is regular waving the racket in air to catch the ball. It's during the motion I waved it in air when it suddenly broke and twisted. Although even I can hardly imagine, it did happen.
Secondly, there was already a deep crack at the bottom of the ring before I borrowed it and I believe it is the reason to its failure. I have noticed that for a long time because I borrow rackets every saturday afternoon. I borrowed this kind of defected rackets several times and they never went broken this way. So, I didn't expect it to break this time, either.
Maybe I should return this defected racket and borrow a new one immediately in service center in the first place. But I think ARC is also responsible not to lend students this kind of 99%-already-broken rackets. It's really not fair to the last 1%-to-break user.
The above is my explanation and I hope you could understand.
After about fifty minutes, a police came by to check if there were really some stupid kids with a car without gasoline. After another twenty minutes, second police came. he brought us some gasoline and lead us to a gasoline station that was working. Gas filled, we were again on our way home.
After the tour, there is free beer for every visitor. Beer is not only free but also unlimited. The taste is not bad although it's common beer you can bought in Walmart. Grace got so blushed after drinking only half cup of beer. The others seemed to be OK. For me, I drank one cup,which is obviously not enough.
Anyway, we continued our trip, not drunkly, to the most famous landmark in St. Louis, the Arch.
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