Day two of Seattle was just as adventurous as all of the eating we did around town on day one. I don't think you can visit Seattle without stopping by the famed Pike's Place Market to see a little fish throwing, pick up fresh flowers and taste the local clam chowder (okay, so maybe food played a vital role in every activity, but who's keeping track?) The most striking thing about Pike's Place? It isn't crowded.
Well, let me re-phrase that. It is busy, and crowded but not overwhelmingly so. I said more than once to Michaela how pleasant an experience it was because I felt like I could see everything and although it was bustling with activity I didn't feel in the way. I love that such a hot tourist spot felt absolutely down to earth and local (for lack of a better word). We perused rows and rows of beautiful peonies and freshly picked strawberries (both purchased). I had some of the best local, fresh-made clam chowder ever (San Francisco, it even gave you a run for the money!) and afterwards we headed across the street to stand in line to get coffee and the first ever Starbucks. I am telling you guys, I developed a bit of a crush on the city while I was there. Seattle, will you go steady with me? Check yes, or no.
Here are some of my favorites from the day...
I said it yesterday and I will say it again, the city is the coolest mix of charming and hipster. Definitely put the market and the starbucks on your list of to-do's (but only after you have eaten yourself sick!)
Over & Out,