We started out the morning at Mighty-O Donuts, then drove down to Pike Place Market. Ooo, there it is, oh, we need to find parking. Ok, so we drove a couple blocks further and found parking, then walked back to the market via the waterfront. What gorgeous views!
We also passed by where the cruise ships are boarded, as well as some other great boats:
Ok, on to the market. You climb about 5 flights of stairs to get to the market area from the waterfront, but it is well worth it. The front of the market is surrounded by fresh produce stands where we tasted a grapple (grape-ple) that smelled like grapes. They were really good. (We overheard them say they soak the apples in grape juice.) We also bought an artichoke named Audrey III, but I’m going to save those pictures for later. We also tried some Muscat grapes which were fabulous!
and the home of the flying fish. They didn’t throw any fish on our first day there, but when we went back on the weekend, we got to see quite a show, it was really fun. Of course, we didn’t have our camera with us on Sunday, oops.
One of the next shops had some beautiful chili pepper displays:
and some absolutely beautiful flower stands:
For lunch we ate at the Three Sisters bakery. Wow! We had lentil soup, hummus sandwich and hot tea. Sooo tasty. The soup really hit the spot (it was a bit chilly and a little rainy). I would totally go back there again. I think we spent about 3 hours just enjoying walking around the market. It’s a good thing I don’t live there, because I would be there every day! The waterfront is also amazing, beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere, probably the highlight of the trip, well, second to spending the week with my family. If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you stop by, there is free parking (for 1 hour) for the market down below by the waterfront. Oh, there are also condos all along the waterfront, most starting around $400,000 for about 600 square feet, but what amazing views to wake up to and go to sleep to everyday. Seattle really is a great city.
After Pike Place Market, we headed back to my sisters house for a quick dinner before my nephews swim lesson. It was a lot of fun to see all of the 6 year olds in his class learning how to do the back stroke. Back to my sisters for a little chatting and off to bed. All in all, a great day!