July 1, 2006 | Barb Carr

Five Reasons to Attend the Seattle 5-Day TapRooT® Training

If you’re on the fence about attending the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (July 31 to August 4), Seattle attractions may tip you toward combining this course with amazing summer escape.

When you think “Seattle attractions”, you probably think of the Space Needle, symbol of the 1962 World’s Fair. Did you know the Space Needle is actually a very happening place, voted both the “Best Place to Get Engaged” and the “Best Place to Have a Party”? From its observation deck, approximately 1,320 Milky Way candy bars high, (or 605 feet tall), you’ll be captured by a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier as well as Lake Union. But if popular tourist attractions are not as appealing to you as mingling with the locals, you might want to check out Pike Place Market.

First opened in 1907, Pike Place Market may be the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the U.S. Almost 100 years later, the Market now expands over nine acres of buildings on the Seattle waterfront. Local vendors and artists still rent space by the day and sell everything from artwork to fresh produce to flowers. Sit down and sip a Banana Coconut Frappuccino® at the original Starbucks (first opened in 1971) and before you leave the Market, be sure to check out Pike Place Fish Market. Watch out! You might get smacked by a “flying fish” as the employees are famous for sailing frozen salmon through the air, much to the delight of their customers. Even if shopping is not your thing, you’ll be energized by the vibrant atmosphere of the Market.

You can also catch both a tour of downtown Seattle by land and a view of the city by water when you hitch a ride on one of the Ducks. The Ducks are amphibious vehicles (originally designed for the U.S. Army) that tour downtown by land and then drive right into Lake Union where you will stay busy snapping pictures of the city’s spectacular skyline until your attention turns to the boats where “Sleepless in Seattle” was filmed.

But if the clear blue sky is your preferred method of travel, the Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See the Concorde, Air Force One and the very first 747. And you really haven’t lived until you’ve tried X-Pilot, a flight simulation where you can command a smooth flight or “a ride full of loops and rolls.”

If you have an interest in Northwest Coast Native American culture, Tillicum Village is the place to experience it, located 8 miles from Seattle’s downtown waterfront on Blake Island State Park. Then book a Blake Island Adventure Cruise or create your own outdoor adventure on the Park’s 16 miles of forest trails and five miles of saltwater beaches.

What are you waiting for? Register for your 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training today!

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