Hello Seattle! I’m in my hotel now. I took a city bus from the bus depot to the convention center/hotel zone and the driver said “Hi!” so cheerfully when I was fumbling with my strange American money for the fare that I thought he was being passive-aggressive at first. CANADIAN PROBLEMS.
speaking of buses, I just barely made it to the one from Vancouver to Seattle, thanks to the intrepid wheels of a convenient taxi driver and several million negative thanks to the 156 bus that was a good 15 minutes late leaving my house. ADVENTURE.