Hello. You are excited yes? Ready to talk shop with 400 plus Astrologers? From Pluto in Leo to Pluto in Sagittarius. Many generations will attend so make sure to mingle with those from different generations. You would be surprised what your learn from them. Anyway here goes.
This a rough guide of places around the hotel. When you are looking at your Maps app do not be deceived by how close a certain place will be. These are long strip mall blocks. Remember you will have minimal time during the conference. Your lunch break will go by fast. The time in between the last daily lecture and the dinner lecture gives you more time to eat, rest, walk etc. At the same time you do not have to ATTEND every single lecture slot. I know I know.. you paid for the conference travelled all the way to a area outside of Seattle. But remember to check yourself. If you need to miss a lecture to rest or eat? It’s ok. If you need to hide out in your room for a bit…DO IT. Astrology conferences are an amazing experience! SO much talking ..all the information absorption coupled with lack of sleep or forgetting to eat will throw you off. Find your pace.
Pho Tai https://goo.gl/maps/poye8wcrXK7NVr5ZA This strip Mall area is next to the hotel. It has several eating establishments.
Nothing fancy. PHO bowls. warm your belly. easy. My secret is the Bánh mì sandwiches. 5.50-6.00. Can be ordered to go. Meat and Tofu options. Good size. Nice people. They also have Spring rolls that are around the same price. Plus the regular menu. Have some time? Next door is a bookstore….just to let you know I already bought the good astro books! ;) PLUS The Bookstore at NORWAC is HEAVEN. I’ll be working there. You need a cheap extra bag for all the books you will buy? In the same strip mall is a thrift store called Value Village.
Simply Thai https://goo.gl/maps/zjSeBq1DeCgiTi9z9
To the right of hotel is the best Thai place in the area. Many Veterans of Norwac know of this place. Prices are what you would expect. Dishes starting at 9.00. Can be pricey BUT it’s enough for two meals. Cool thing about this place: the booths and tables are big so having lunch or dinner with Fellow Mutable and Fire signs makes things easier. They need their space.
OH BTW it’s next to a Sex toy shop.
There is a Chevron gas station next door to this area. They have the typical quick fixes in the cases. Water, sugar and more sugar. Speaking of Sugar if you can have it and gluten the Hotel has secret warm cookies behind the counter.
It looks close to the hotel and it is…But in reality you can not cut through the parking lot. You must walk around. 7-9 min. Plus you will need a walk and frsh air. There is a CVS close to it also. There is some food here but don’t plan on it being a Grocery store. UPDATE: Tareget has La Croix soda specials . stock up your fridge.
Arashi Ramen https://goo.gl/maps/GC2aPMEi3JQELE7u9
Good Decent Ramen. No surprises. Just RAMEN. 8-12.00 dollars 7 min walk from Hotel. This particular strip mall has other eating venues. Curry house and a Chain Burger place called the Habit. it’s a burger place BUT they do have these Fried Green Beans though…YUM.
Yep. iHop. WHY? Because it will be late and no food around. People having a good time in the lobby. All of a sudden you are eating some homemade granola someone brought from Oregon and its not enough. YOU WANT MORE. I’m giving up another secret place. I escape here during the conference at Night. “where’s Nicholas? He’s always coming and going?!?” Nicholas is eating a BLT w/ Fries. veggie options too 24 HOURS
12 min walk.
Next to Chipotle https://goo.gl/maps/nc9ovV6D6rmLiTW97 same mall area as iHop
decent clean Burritos, salads, wraps. This is place is mutable ..as in you create your own salad or burrito. SO if you have eating restrictions.. you can work it. 12 min walk OR the second location which is in the big Shopping mall to the right of the hotel https://goo.gl/maps/LmUzhB4B9UKCZs8r5 10 min walk.
Speaking of the shopping mall. There are many other food establishments. Click on the map.
None in walking distance unless you like to walk long distances!
Here are some links:
Seafood City Supermarket https://goo.gl/maps/KChPDH7VeSkuRPyd7 15 min walk
This is sort of close. I’m going there to scope the place out today. UPDATE: This supermarket is stocked with food. Food from different countries..Philippines, Asian etc etc. Several attendees who arrived early were happy with their experience.
SAFEWAY https://goo.gl/maps/SUW1i9CzwcUWF1DA6 40 min walk.
WALMART SUPERSTORE https://goo.gl/maps/1sU3foo2xQ1cu1q89 1 HOUR WALK
These are great options if you have a CAR or can afford rideshare.
The best Closest Organic grocery store to the Hotel. It’s also right next door to a Trader Joe’s
you will need a car for the 15 min drive. OR Use the Instacart Grocery delivery app! https://www.instacart.com/
I checked the zipcode for the hotel and they deliver in the area. You can shop from multiple grocery stores including the PCC. Understand you must be available'/present for the delivery at the hotel. Like ordering a pizza. Make one big order for the weekend.
https://www.ubereats.com/ delivers food in the area. These apps have delivery fees!
12 min by CAR
12 min by CAR https://goo.gl/maps/ngsNSGUt4m4J4Bg87
These shops do not deliver. YOU MUST HAVE LEGIT ID. Go easy. you really do not need much. OR….
Beverages and Spirits
Total Wine https://goo.gl/maps/z4yDCX5pmvh5a3Nc6
6 min walk!! This place is stocked!! I like expensive Bubbles HINT HINT. Get there before they close at 10pm. You CAN NOT Officially drink with outside alcohol beverages in hotel. Use another glass or drinking container. Be cool about it. Go chill in your room and figure your drink situation out. Try a drinking vessel that is not see through. Wine keys are like gold at the conference. Maybe stop Target for cups? It’s on the way to Total Wine. Sorry Laura?!? ;)
BEVMO https://goo.gl/maps/yN2i1MK84vJJQtMm8 Similar to Total Wine . 7 min walk. In the same strip mall as the Ramen place. They close at 10pm.
Ok. I’m done for now. I might add more to this post in a few days. I know there are other places..tons more. You’ve seen them and researched. Share them! If you see me in the halls of NORWAC ask me questions and I will do my best to help you. Please understand I”m running around (working) and if I give quick answers…and Hand you a Gold coin..then RUN OFF. Just know you ran with the Wind for a brief second….
here is a song I listened to editing this post a second time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deNl_J6a5GM