Pike Place Public Market

The Pike Place Public Market (pics) is arguably one of the most visited spots in Seattle for tourists, but make no mistake it is not just a tourist attraction.  The market, opened in 1907, is one of the oldest continuously operating farmer’s markets in the country.  It is managed by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA).

Pike Place Market

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Managing Your Passwords

Cyber attacks.  Stolen account information.  Phishing scams.  Identify theft.  The headlines are full of these incidents.  Makes it seem like the internet is a dangerous place indeed and you’re risking your financial future every time you check your email or your bank balance.

What’s the most common advice given to help you to protect your online identity?  Change your passwords often, don’t use the same password for everything and make your passwords complex and difficult to determine.  Of course.  That makes sense.

I know what you’re thinking.  “Sure, I know I need to do those things, but how am I supposed to remember multiple complex passwords?”  I completely understand.

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Boeing Aircraft Company Factory Tour

The Boeing Aircraft Company assembly plant (pics), located in Everett, WA, is the largest building in the world by volume at 472 million cubic feet.  The building covers almost 100 acres and is 1/3 of a mile in length.  At this plant they build the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets.

Boeing Factory

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Whale Watching

Orca Whales (pics), also known as Killer Whales and Blackfish are actually not whales at all but are among the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family.  The San Juan Islands is a great place to see Orcas since there are 3 resident pods that fish among these islands.  These resident Orcas are fish eaters, primarily salmon.

Orcas from J Pod

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