Up early and out the door and heading for Seattle. It should only be bout 1 ½ hr drive but traffic into Seattle is horrendous, we expect it to take longer.
We made good time until we actually got to Seattle and things came to a stop, than we circled the area several times looking for a parking place, finally found one for $20 a day which was great compared to the $6 per half hour and it was fairly close to the the market.
The market was everything I remembered and more. Pictures are great but the crowd and the noise add so much flavor that can’t be included so just trust me, it is cool!
We started down the seafood side of the market first, it is huge. It took a couple of hours to go down one side, we than decided it was time for lunch so we found a small little place that served great scones and cappuccino as well as a nice shady place to sit outside and watch people.
We then walked down the other side which is the fruit vegetables and my favorite, the flowers. I took about 20 pictures of the flowers but so as not to bore you, I only included 3. Of course I have a beautiful arrangement sitting in the RV. There is always room for flowers.
We stopped for another rest and a cold brew before heading to the Columbia Tower. It was only about 9 blocks away; however, I did not know they were going to be all uphill. I was beginning to think we were in San Francisco, I did not recall all those steep hills in Seattle. Probably because when I was here before we rode around and did not walk. We had read that they had a 380 degree observation room on the 73rd floor so we wanted to get some good pictures of the area and the day was fairly clear. It was great as you will see from a few of the pictures we have included. We had just been up on Mt. Rainier but this view is even better than being on the mountain itself.
After that we proceeded to Pioneer Square and signed up for the underground tour. I had no idea that Seattle had an underground city. I’ve tried to include a little of the history but if you ever go to Seattle, you will want to read up on the history and take this tour, it was very interesting and amazing that so much of it is still there since the late 1800’s.
After that we proceeded to head back to the market and to the Original Starbucks where I stood in line for an hour to get my daughter her special “Original Starbucks Mug”. We then made it back to the car where we headed back to the campground. It was a long day but we had a lot of fun and got more than a little exercise.
We had a slow leak in one of the tire valves so Steve took the RV into Les Schwab (the Northwest’s favorite tire company, there are more of them than drugstores). I proceeded to visit the casino where I won about $30. I guess I failed to mention that we have been going to the casino daily while we were here. We did OK, we played pretty much every day and came out about $30 ahead overall so we had a good time and we made enough to enjoy their breakfast buffet before leaving.
Tomorrow we head to Diamond Point in Sequim, WA, where we will spend a week.