Hi Friends– Wondering if your planning a summer trip?? We did all our travels in April!! So here’s our update on some really enjoyable (but soggy!) days in Seattle…
We took the train along the coast from Vancouver to Seattle watching the sun set along the way…
First stop the next morning was Pike’s Place Market– amazing banks of tulips for sale, along with produce and fish and loads of other tourists taking it all in!
We visited 2 beautiful museums– the large Seattle Art Museum, with it’s varied collection (first photo: life imitating art?) and the next day dropped in to the smaller Frye Art Museum, displaying the 19th century collection of the Frye family.
A highlight of our stay was a little shopping– at the amazing Elliot Bay Book Store, a Seattle institution with every book you could hope to find! And a stop at beautiful Metsker’s Maps.
And we serendipitously ran into the new super green office building of Amazon and shopped at their easy payment grocery store, Amazon Go– (just sign up for the AP and it bills you as you walk out the door!! No checkout line.)
There was a morning spent wandering through the Klondike Gold Rush Museum (an urban National Park!)
And we had a night out on the town to see a rollicking version of “Kiss Me Kate!” at the historic Chinese themed 5th Avenue Theater. Really a lot of fun!
Our last day we spent a wonderful worshipful morning in a young church in downtown Seattle. Loved that. And then took the Ferry out for an afternoon on Bainbridge Island– great city vews as we set out on the water.
Thanks Larry for getting us all around town at about 6 miles of steps per day!! Love being your intrepid traveling buddy.