Right. So, before we left these folks (see below), we made one last great, North American road trip to the surprisingly futuristic town of Seattle.
Luke, Tara, Ian, and Ali take a ride on the wild side with Vancouver's public transportation.
Not seen here, Meaghan (photographer) and Kevin (who met up with us later). This was the night before we left for SEATTLE.
Seattle, unbeknownst to most, is a city obsessed with space exploration. They even have their own super-powered, space invader repulser laser cannon known as the "Space Needle."
However, of much greater interest to me, was this super futuristic space ship docking bay (which incidentally doubles as a music museum and experiment lab, as well as a science fiction museum). Within these walls was some of the most incredible space technology, as well as a really cool music recording section where you could take mini lessons on guitar, piano, drums, and vocals, or record yourself in the free-style jam studio. We do have video of our 'family band jam session,' which I might share with you after I review the recording quality.
Yes, here it is. Captain Ian standing proudly with a frakin' viper from the Battlestar Galactica.
I was allowed to take it out for a test flight, however this video footage was lost in the ensuing crash landing. Still, one of the highlights of any trip I've taken thus far!
And that's a rap!
With that, it was time to fly (sadly not via viper) across the Pacific, and to continue our adventures in Japan.