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Dick’s is a classic restaurant in the Seattle area. I can’t remember when I first ate there, but it was a long time ago. When I was in my late teens, my friends and I would go there and order 3 Dick’s Deluxe burgers and a shake each.
Whenever I get back to town, I try to visit one of the Dick’s Drive In locations. There are five of them:
Wallingford, 111 N.E. 45th St. 2
Capitol Hill, 115 Broadway Ave. East 3
Ballard, 9208 Holman Road N.W. 4
Lake City, 12325 30th Ave. N.E. 5
Queen Ann, 500 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Today my wife and I visited the Wallingford area. I am not as young as I used to be, so I only ordered two of the Dick’s Deluxe burgers, and of course a chocolate shake. The burgers tasted slightly different than I remembered, but were still very good. The shakes are great.
If you are ever in the Seattle area and looking for someplace quick to eat, check out any the Dick’s Drive In locations.

My wife and I left about 10:30 this morning to go hit shopping at some used book stores in Seattle. Earlier this morning I had taking out a phone book and made a list of book stores in certain areas. I didn’t plan on going to the University district thinking the used book stores there would have a lot of text books. I chose Green Lake, Greenwood Ave, and South Seattle.
First we headed to the Green Lake area. I had two book stores listed for this area. We visited both locations and found that neither of the book stores was here anymore.
No we headed to the Greenwood Ave area. There were two book stores supposed to be here. We didn’t even find a location with the address of the one, but did spot the other book store. But unfortunately there was some sort of street fair going on and there was no parking anywhere near the store. It was difficult just driving in the area.
So we headed off to South Seattle. There was supposedly a bookstore named McDonalds Book Exchange at 3633 E Marginal Way S, but what we found at the address was a place filled with produce boxes and no sign. It didn’t even look like it might be an online bookstore. Oh yeah, then we go stuck waiting for a long slow moving train that actually came to a complete stop leaving a line of cars stuck unable to go anywhere. Eventually the train started moving again, and we were able to go.
Then there were a couple of the stores were in West Seattle. The first store turned out to be not a store, but a house that was for sale. The second store actually was a book store, and there was another used bookstore a few doors down. I did buy a book here.
Then we headed on. We headed over to Airport Way. There was supposed to be a bookstore there, but there was some sort of Art Fair going on. I looked all over for parking maybe a quarter to a half mile away, and couldn’t find anything. I am not even sure if the bookstore is still there or not.
We headed over the Rainier Ave, and found yet another bookstore had bit the dust, and was now a fitness center or something.
Basically, if you are interesting of scouting out the used bookstores of Seattle, don’t frigging bother. The used book stores in Seattle suck! I spent 4 hours and only managed to visit two of them. It was a frustrating waste of time!

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