"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Friday, August 13, 2010

Seattle - Day 2

Nick, the tour guide:)
We started the day with a delicious breakfast at the B&B and then headed to Pike Place Market.  Amy (trip planner extraordinaire) had booked us on a "Savor Seattle" tour first thing.  It was great fun!!!  Our guide, Nick, had a great personality and kept us laughing all morning - and knew all 14 of our names before we even left the Starbucks where we met.

Flying Fish Market - notice the crowd gathered at the back!
 The tour wandered through Pike Place Market stopping at different locations for "tastes" of the specialties - we tasted lots of good stuff at about 10 different shops.  We had salmon at the famous "flying fish" shop and watched them throw fish!!  We also tasted everything from doughnuts to tea to clam chowder, etc., etc. and learned some history of the market.   We also walked by the very first Starbucks - or as my niece, Erin, referred to it when she first visited Seattle "the mother lode". It was great fun!!  After the tour, we wandered around the market a little bit more.  We were amazed at the gorgeous flowers everywhere - the most expensive bouquets were in the $15 range and most were much cheaper.

 We stopped for coffee at "The Chocolate Box".  Great coffee for me - the coffee came from a local roaster.  Amy and Sherry had super rich hot chocolate.

 Then we started walking (dragging Sherry:)) back to the B&B.  After recouping at the B&B, we headed back to 15th street for dinner at "The Coastal Kitchen".  These two are not party people - they were asleep by 8:30 or 9:00!!!!


becki-c said...

that looks like a wonderful day, even with the rain! The fish looks fabulously fresh and yummy!

Sherry said...

Hey...hey...I was dragging myself..you and Amy were blazing ahead leaving me in your dust!!!