We took a quick look at the Museum of Flight – probably the only place we’ve been to that actually accepted the Microsoft Primeline discount card.
Afterwards, we drove around Mercer Island, trying to see if we could find Bill Gates’s house. I’ve only seen it in a photo in a coffee table book called Above Seattle. It’s grey, L-shaped, and along the shore. It’s actually fairly sedate and spartan looking from the outside – even the swimming pool is just a simple rectangle. Alas, we did not see his abode in person, although there were some amazing mansions there. The road is winding and narrow, and I can’t figure out why Allen, Ballmer and Gates could tolerate that every morning, but I guess it’s a moot point since they have chauffeurs.