US Airways - August 2013 - (Page 36)

Get it While it’s HOT! Discover Seattle’s outdoor delights during its brief, glorious, and yes, sunny summer. By David Hanson | Photos by Michael Hanson N o one else I know has fallen in love with a city because of a diving board. The food, the architecture, the landscape, the music, the shopping, the glitz and glam — sure. Those are reasons to explain a favorite city. Not a diving board. But that’s what I always come back to when talking about why I love my hometown of Seattle. From July to September the city steps out of its gray, misting, 45-degree (Fahrenheit) shadow and 36 august 2013 emerges like Cinderella into a sunny, 80-degree paradise of lakes, beaches, trails, mountains, and city parks. And kids and carefree adults fling themselves off diving boards into a cool lake that sits in a glacier-carved basin surrounded by a metropolis. I’d been to Seattle many times before I found the boards. I’d even lived there for six months shortly after college in 2001. By 2009 I had moved back to the “Emerald City” from Atlanta, and that summer was one of the hottest on record for Seattle. An August week of 100-degree temps flash-fried From top left: playing golf at green Lake, boats and houseboats on Lake union, and the view from Mount si

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2013

US Airways - August 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Architectural Attractions
Wine & Dine: Italy's Gourmet Capital
Adventure: Diving for Dinner
Golf: The Wyndham Championship
Adventure: Drive Time at Bondurant
Great Escapes: Riu Resorts
Gear Up: Tools to Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Seattle's Outdoor Delights
US Airways: Staffing the Skies
Health Matters: Rapid Recovery
Special Section: Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Must Read: The Book of Immortality
Great Dates: Euphoria Festival
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Pulling Together
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - August 2013