All weekend we kept saying Skidaddle instead of Seattle. It just sounds fun. It was nice not having an agenda, timeline or any expectations. We definitely relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in the Vintage Park Hotel right in the heart of downtown. We found a deal through Priceline and would definitely recommend it.
The next morning, we decided to walk along the water and find the famous market. The seafront is beautiful. I’m sure it’s hopping in the summer, but it was quiet when we were there.
We found the first Starbucks! This is where it all started! But far too crowded to want to wait in line for a coffee.
(PS. These will be among the last pictures of me ever in this sweater. My dear husband shrunk it in the dryer this week. It’s 100% wool. Oy vey. Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. LOL)
At the market, we bought a bouquet of flowers for a friend we were meeting. It was GINORMOUS!
We carried our flowers to a ferry where we had a 30 minute ride to Bainbridge Island to meet said friend.
I started off outside, but it got cold real quick.
I stuck around long enough to see the skyline from the water (which was amazing!)
But then got inside to escape the wind. (I know, always on the phone. Bad bad habit).
Don’t lie, Irving. You were cold too. =)
We had a wonderful dinner with our friends. They prepared a homemade meal and much of it came directly from their garden!!! That was a nice treat. On the way back we watched the Seattle city come back into view. I loved all the colors.
On Monday morning, our last day, we awoke to some rain drops. So instead of walking, we took the monorail (which was also built for the World’s Fair in the 1960s).
To escape the rain, we headed to the Science Museum for an IMAX movie.
We saw Rocky Mountain Express. Even if you don’t like trains, I thought it was a great movie. It was about how they built the Canadian railroad system through the Rocky Mountains. Pretty neat actually.
We had lunch at Whole Foods and headed over to our last destination: REI. Seattle is home to the largest REI store in the country. Irving used to work there (ages ago) so this was fun to visit.
We really loved Seattle and hope to visit again soon. It had the perfect mix of good food, good people and lots and lots of great attractions.
Photo taken by the fine people who work at the Space Needle.