Saturday morning early Nicole and I stumbled off the bus on 3rd Ave on our way to the ALA show. Nicole turned left towards Pine while I turned right towards Pike. As my way was the direct route to the convention center, I turned around and said, “Where are you going?” Nicole replied, “There’s a Starbucks this way and I need coffee.” I pointed the way I was going and replied, “I need coffee too and there’s a Starbuck’s right across the street.” I later realized that had we gone straight off the bus we would have gone into this food court by the Borders that had a third Starbucks. And of course about four blocks away is the very first Starbucks location, which is by Pike Place Market. That’s downtown Seattle for you.