A Conversation for The Eastside Suburbs of Seattle, Washington USA

Peer Review: A3002707 - The Eastside Suburbs of Seattle, Washington USA

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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Entry: The Eastside Suburbs of Seattle, Washington USA - A3002707
Author: Mikey the Humming Mouse - A1355195 Hitchhike your way into the Edited Guide! - U99875

When Gnomon updated the Seattle entry, we decided to split off the bits about the Eastside, since what was there was sparse and largely inaccurate. The plan was for me to create a new entry about the Eastside, and I've finally gotten around to doing so.

smiley - cheers
Mikey


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Metal Chicken

Bookmarking for now. Time I was off to work but I'll come back and have a proper look at this later on. Looking good so far although on first read through it felt a little dry with the emphasis on lists of areas, roads, schools and so on. It'd be nice to get something more of a feel of what the areas are like to live in. Kirkland has a sizeable artist community (reflected in the shopping centre) and is lovely for a summer stroll down by the lake or better still find a friend with a boat and get on the lake - although that's probably true of everywhere on the lakeside. Good cycle trails and parks where we've watched beavers, eagles and other wildlife.
My sister has lived in both Bothell and Kirkland so I'll try and get some comments from her for you.
Nice work though smiley - ok
Back soon
MC


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Researcher 825122

smiley - mouse Oh no, not again Seattle! smiley - biggrin


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Gnomon [196]

This is an excellent entry, Mikey, and is far better than the original Seattle & Redmond entry. Well done!

I'll remove my name from this, as I haven't really contributed to it, but I think Baffled Greg's name should remain since he was the original inspiration for it.

There are a few minor typos:

the border between King and Snohomish counties are often used --> the border between King and Snohomish counties is often used

splendors --> splendours

More geared towards adults in the Bellevue Botanical Garden --> More geared towards adults is the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

its often for the shopping --> it's often for the shopping

number of stores the shopping centers in Seattle --> number of stores than the shopping centres in Seattle

smiley - ok


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Typos fixed.

MetalChicken, the art galleries of Kirkland, the various trails and parks, the canoeing and kayaking -- all of that is already mentioned in the "Things to Do" section. Because almost all of those things overlapped across several (or all) of the cities, it didn't seem worthwhile to reiterate them when describing each individual town.

smiley - mouse


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Any other thoughts?

Would it help to rearrange the order of some of these sections?

smiley - mouse


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Gnomon [196]

I think the order of the sections is OK. The only bit I don't like now is the list of freeways/highways. It's a bit offputting to the casual reader. But then, America is dominated by its road system, isn't it?


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

If we were allowed to include our own graphics, I'd draw a simplified map and cut that section altogether. Both people visiting the area and people who've recently moved here often seem to get confused as to which city is which, and where they all are, so I thought it useful to include.


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Jimi X

smiley - wow

I can't believe I didn't comment on this before. I thought this was a really nice job of explaining a suburban community. smiley - ok

Sorry I forgot to comment before...

smiley - cheers
- Jimi X


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Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Glad you liked it!

smiley - cheers


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Gnomon [196]

smiley - bubbly Congratulations! smiley - bubbly


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Yay! smiley - discosmiley - bubblysmiley - disco


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And thanks to whoever done it!


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Helen

Ah, looks like I'm a little too late with this posting, as you are now in the guide!

I was going to add a few comments from when I lived on the Eastside a couple of years ago:

I used to love watching the beavers in Juanita Bay Park, on the shores of Lake Washington. Funnily enough, they only ever seemed to come out when I was there alone. Many's the time I've dragged groups of friends down there, with never a beaver in sight. I would think I imagined the whole thing, but for the fact that I managed to get a few photos one day.

There are some great pubs in the area - I liked the Kirkland Ale House and Roaster (stick to the bar, not the restaurant), and the Bothell Main Street Ale House. And the brew pub in Richmond. For cafes, you can't beat the Triple J in downtown Kirkland.

Good restaurants too, although they do seem to have a high turnover, so the ones I remember from 2001 have probably gone now. There's a terrific Indian restaraunt called Golkonda, in Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. Great breakfasts at the Original Pancake House in Kirkland (that the right name?), and especially at the Maltby Cafe - does Maltby count as Eastside, or is it too far out? Now I'm back in England, how I miss pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and the like.

And I never appreciated the coffee until I got back home and remembered that we don't have Espresso carts on every corner in England!


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