The Pinball Hall of Fame, and Seattle!
Well, I’m writing this from Seattle right now – we’re finally in our new home! We’ve spent the last couple of days applying for jobs and apartment hunting. Jen’s got a job interview lined up for this weekend already, and it looks like we may have found a nice, reasonably priced apartment! We’ve made an application, and we just have to wait a couple of days to find out if we’re successful
But I wanted to post really quickly about something from my last few days in Las Vegas. While we were out running errands on one of those days, we noticed at one point that we happened to be very close to the Pinball Hall of Fame, so we decided to swing in and check it out.
It’s essentially a non-profit museum of pinball and arcade machines, featuring some quite rare pieces, and they’re all completely playable.
It turns out that the owner’s not too fond of Sir Elton John.
The story goes that members of Elton John’s production crew filmed there with the promise of show tickets and cash in return. The owner of the Hall of Fame intended to donate all of it to charity, but it seems that the crew never made good on their promise.
Before we left, I decided to get a photo next to a Kiwi link to the Hall of Fame.
It’s been an interesting transition from Las Vegas to Seattle. In Vegas, we were staying with Jen’s parents, and we were pretty spoilt, to be honest. But now we really have to watch every dollar…
Anyway, I don’t have many pictures of Seattle right now other than the following two that I snapped the night we arrived – a drive-by shot of the skyscape as we drove from the airport to our friend’s place…
…and this street shot from the Capitol Hill area.
Hopefully I’ll have some more interesting shots in the weeks to come, but for the foreseeable future we’ll be living as cheaply as possible and will have our heads down on the job hunt. Wish us luck!