#Get2Kscope

Back in January we had an ODTUG board meeting in Seattle at the same location of Kscope 14. Instead of taking a taxi to the hotel, I decided to use the train that brings you 1 block away from the hotel and I’m glad I did! It only cost me $1.75 USD and I avoided all the traffic.

I tweeted my experience on getting from the Airport directly to the Sheraton hotel. For those going to KScope next weekend I hope you find these instructions helpful.

Baggage carrousel pretty empty at 730am. Only had to wait 10 mins for bags to come #get2kscope #kscope14 pic.twitter.com/00iFdLomMI
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Despite a very quiet baggage claim area always nice 2 have the #odtug bag tag 2 quickly find my suitcase! #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/3I3PZHpjIo
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Once u get ur bags, head up escalator and follow signs for Light Rail #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/XF21iWDWlI
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Don’t be alarmed if ur walking thru parkade. Just follow the signs! #get2kscope #kscope14 pic.twitter.com/0tvDcLcFY0
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Once you get to train area, you’ll need to get a ticket. Ticket machines look like this #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/fPl1qOjizT
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
And here’s the map. It’s pretty easy. Airport is on the bottom, want to go all the way to top (WestLake) #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/Re0JSZVoou
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
The trip won’t break the bank. $2.75 from airport to hotel. Sounds like a deal to me. #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/cpH1nCohjb
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Don’t have US $? No worries. Tckt machine takes credit cards. #get2kscope Looking forward 2 @rimblas UI feedback ;-) pic.twitter.com/91vlaVQLzm
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Once you finish paying you’ll get a ticket. Don’t lose it! #get2kscope Then head up escalator to platform. pic.twitter.com/DhPJExgkmz
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
If u see one of these ur on the right path! Hop on the train and we’re off to Seattle! #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/Xrty4oOZcy
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Train was pretty empty that early in the morning. Filled up along the way but not jam packed. #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/RH9e8JhBgq
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Sorry, no wifi on the train. Enjoy the scenery. #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/ykf4UxuxVa
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Once u get off at WestLake follow signs for 5th AV & Pine St (map to follow) #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/7SazCD1tgB
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Map with directions from WestLake stn to @SheratonSeattle It’s only a block away! #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/oLA3x4wxpe
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014
Walk down the street until you see the @SheratonSeattle “S” logo. Couldn’t be easier #get2kscope pic.twitter.com/DVMt6Jq4UI
— Martin Giffy D’Souza (@martindsouza) January 9, 2014