The Seattle Aquarium was absolutely phenomenal – one of the best I’ve ever been in, and I’m an aquarium connoisseur, and just so totally different from East Coast aquariums, which was a breath of fresh air. It’s much larger than it seems from the outside, beautifully designed and flowing well, and full of things I’d never encountered before. And no sharks or turtles! I love sharks and turtles, but it was great to see that my ocean is not everyone’s ocean. It made me crave a trip to the Washington and Oregon coasts like whoa.