Chris spent a weekend in Seattle with a friend he met nearly three years ago on his trip to China. They have kept in touch and when she and her parents came to Seattle for a Rick Steves' trip reunion, he went down to spend the weekend with them. He found a great hostel to stay in--Hotel Hotel-for thirty dollars a night in the bunk room. They explored the city including the Seattle Center, the Lenin statue and Fremont Troll in the Fremont District and the gum wall. They had a great time reconnecting.