Amy and Sherry arrived on time and I picked them up about 11:30 a.m. We went and checked out the location of our gorgeous B&B - the Shaffer-Baillee Mansion in the Capital Hill. Perfect place to stay as it was close to everything and we could walk to most of the places we went. Highly recommend it if you are planning a trip to Seattle. Too early to check in so our first stop was lunch in a cute little shop down near Pike and Pine.
|Sherry and Amy|
After checking into the B&B, we went for a walk in the neighborhood and headed to Volunteer Park - designed by the same family that designed Central Park in NYC. We climbed to the top and had a great view of the Seattle skyline. I even recognized at least one building!
The park was beautiful with gorgeous trees and flowers. Lots of them we didn't recognize. Several of the "natives" we asked were clueless as well. Volunteer Park is next to a cemetery. We wandered around it for a bit looking for the really old markers. We later found out that Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon Lee are among the famous people buried there.
We finished the evening with dinner at a great little Thai place on 15th Street.
|Madrone tree - bark is red!|
|Gorgeous Dahlias in lots of colors!|