I have one of the narrowest employment niches ever: historical tourism! This career choice began in 1999 when I was a docent at the Smith Tower Observation Deck - so yes, technically my career is heading downward!
I love that history in Seattle is so accessible. At the downtown branch of the Seattle library, if you put on gloves, you can read the actual diaries that were written by the women in the first settler families that arrived here in 1851!
My favorite coffee shop is Ghost Alley Espresso in the Pike Place Market. My favorite good eats is breakfast at Diner on Washington Street in Pioneer Square.
If I could travel back in time, it would be October 11, 1987 when The Names Project AIDS quilt was first displayed on the National Mall in Washington DC. It was only the size of one football field at the time!
I've been a docent/tour guide in Pioneer Square 15+ years.