Our favorite thing in Seattle (even more than the caffeine) is the downtown public library. It’s a masterpiece of modern architecture and interior design and it’s spectacular not only for adults but for pre-literate 13 month olds as well. It’s truly an amazing house for books. Our favorite area is the red room/hallway-- where literally everything in sight is the same shade of bright, shiny red— and we were curious how Avi would react. Well, when we stepped out of the elevator and walked into the red hallway, it was as if we plugged Avi into electricity—she was fully jolted with excitement! She walked up and down and around the bright red halls while her happy screams (sounding like a prehistoric pterodactyl) bounced all over the place, and hearing the echo of her screams perpetuated more screaming excitement. People got a kick out of her reaction (and possibly some hearing damage) and stopped just to witness the spectacle of an ecstatic Avi.