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Today we’re headed to Seattle to sample the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
I’m traveling with my granddaughter Kate and her boys up to the cloudy rainy home of the Space Needle and the fictional Crane brothers—Fraiser and Niles.
Kate’s a foodie so we have a long list of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries to visit.
So much food, so little time!
We’re working on restaurant recipes retooled for the home cook.
We’ll flood Instagram with our inspiration and hope we can recreate the goodness once we’re back home.
A few articles I read suggested Portland stomps Seattle in a hip contest.
Portland is fine, but I prefer coffee to beer so Seattle wins, and I already bought the tickets, booked the room, and rented the car. And someone said Seattle has a troll. . .
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Besides, I like Seattle’s skyline.
I’m nostalgic when it comes to the Space Needle.
I think of it as a west coast version of the Eiffel Tower.
Like Bridget Bardot’s plain cousin.
Was Bridget Bardot even French?
Don’t pull at the edges of that simile or I’m afraid it will unravel in your hands.
Currently on our agenda ~
- Starbuck’s Flagship Store at Pike Place Market
- Pike’s Place
- Chihuly Glass Museum
- Sky View Observatory
- Kerry Park
- Seattle Public Library
- Fran’s Chocolates
- Gasworks Park
- Seattle Aquarium
- Washington State Ferry ride
I have to buy a few Starbuck’s mugs for the new chief in Africa, so it’s almost like shopping for royalty.
Oh the pressure.
I’ll need coffee for sure.
I’m taking my new boots and my old tennis shoes.
The boots look cool, but if we’re walking all day for four days—I’ll surrender cool for comfort in a Seattle minute.
Which is probably about half a NY minute.
Weather forecast is for rain and cool temps. Shocker, huh.
Seattle has about 220 cloudy or rainy days every year.
Remember the vampire flicks?
We’re packing yarn and crochet hooks and new books and dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt.
A new 32GB card for my digital camera.
That’s 2000 photo opportunities 😉
Got any other suggestions for things to see & do while we’re in Seattle—I’d really appreciate it if you’d mention them in the comments 😉