West Seattle Tuesday: Ramp’s 1st commute; election; Elvis! and …

Since the new 4th Avenue South offramp from the eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct didn’t open to traffic until 10:17 am yesterday, this morning’s commute is its first – if getting off The Bridge at 4th works for you, remember you can turn either north OR south at the end of the ramp (or go straight if you happen to be heading to the City Light yard). … Wherever you’re driving this morning, you will likely see signwaving candidates along the way – this is Election Day, which in the vote-by-mail era really just means “Last Chance to Vote Day.” Your ballot has to be postmarked today OR has to get into one of the county’s last two dropboxes by 8 pm tonight (they’re in downtown Seattle and in Tukwila) … If you’ve got a hunka hunka burnin’ love for all things Elvis, the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) is THE place to be tonight – honoring The King one day after the 33rd anniversary of his death with a book-signing AND the Elvis Chapel of Love van (as recently seen at the Luna Park block party):

It all starts at The Feedback at 6:30, with biography Gillian G. Gaar signing “Return of The King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback” – she’ll also co-host tonight’s trivia at 8. … Speaking of really famous people, we don’t think President Obama is likely to make a West Seattle side trip, but since he’s scheduled to fly into and out of nearby Boeing Field, and planning a Pioneer Square stop before noon, you will want to be on the lookout for motorcades, etc. – here’s how our partners at the Seattle Times previewed today’s presidential visit. … More on the WSB West Seattle Events calendar.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Tuesday: Ramp's 1st commute; election; Elvis! and ..."

  • RobertSeattle August 17, 2010 (7:55 am)

    I did the “tourist route” drive in to downtown this morning via the ramp. Was the only car using it at 7 AM. 4th Avenue right around the ramp is pretty bad due to the other construction going on there as well.

  • Isaac August 17, 2010 (9:44 am)

    I’d vote for Obama if he came to WS. Jus’ sayin’.

  • Alki Area August 17, 2010 (9:52 am)

    You never know…when Gore & Lieberman were running I ran into them randomly when I went for a walk on Alki. There were doing a quick walk/tour of the Alki area (by the old Alki market).

  • AJP August 17, 2010 (11:31 am)

    Is Elvis Chapel of Love related to the Church of Elvis in Portland? I got married there once.

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