Monday, June 17, 2013

The Bluest Skies Are In Seattle

Seattle Space Needle ~ built for the 1962 World's Fair
Since a playlist is no longer an option on Blogger, I wanted to share some background music with you today ~ so click the link here and come back to the blog and enjoy the pictures from our visit last week to Seattle!

First stop ~ Pike Place Market







Fish were fresh caught, but not thrown while we were there!
So, who could resist the steamers?


Or the fresh catch of the day ~ True Cod


Thank you, Jack!



We enjoyed our scrumptious lunch al fresco, where we could take in some of the fabulous architecture of Seattle...





Some other great stops at Pike Place Market....



Athenian Seafood Restaurant....


Where this film treasure filmed a scene...


{sorry for the glare!}
The last two stools on your right were seats for Rob Reiner and Tom Hanks
Lots of ethnic foods to be savored....




And how could we miss the ORIGINAL Starbucks ~ where it all started on March 30, 1971!



On Friday we drove over to Bremerton as my sweetie had business there...

Some cool weather, lovely clouds, and sprinkles accompanied us
Bremerton is home to ~


Aircraft carrier

Destroyer

Inert Torpedo
A lovely little park...





We decided to return to Seattle via ferry boat.  I haven't been on a ferry since I last rode the Staten Island Ferry in 1968.  WOW... Have ferry boats changed!


Approaching our boat

About to board...

Pulling up to our parking spot
Middle level interior accomodations

Looking down the hall toward the bow
Here we're approaching the port in Seattle...the boat you see is another ferry ~ same size as ours...


I'm going to close for now.  Lots more pictures to share but you'll have to stop back next week!
We had an amazing time and loved every minute that we were in the Emerald State.  Suitcases are calling to be unpacked!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today, dear friends.  Have a most beautiful week!


9 comments:

Popo and Nana and Gong Gong and Granda said...

Seattle is such a beautiful city. We will be headed there the end of July when our daughter is there. Can't wait. Have you ever been to the "other side"? Meaning the Olympic Peninsula? If you ever have the chance...it is wonderful. So glad you enjoyed your time there. Loved the pictures. Blessings, Helen Russell

sharleen @ fresh vintage living said...

I feel the cool weather on your trip. thanx for sharing the pics. I only remember the space needle as a kid. The other places looked like fun.

Barbara Mason said...

Seattle and surroundings are so much fun!!! I love the Seattle Art Museum...What a clear day you had there...lucky woman.

SueAnn Lommler said...


Beautiful...I could get a real good sense of Seattle from your pics...love the seafood. Made me hungry for sure.
But I do have to point out that the bluest skies are in New Mexico for sure and they last for a much longer period. No rainy weather here.
Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Laurie said...

What great photos, Karen!

Terri said...

Hello Karen,
I have never been to this part of our country. But I have always wanted to visit. So today I get to visit through you : ) Thanks!
It all looks great. I am glad you had a good time.
I would love some of that fresh cod right about now : )
Hugs,
Terri

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for these great pictures, Karen. I wish I could be there. It all looks fantastic. Love especially the Pike Place Market pics.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Hugs,
Gaby

Fran. Boggs said...

WOW Karen what beauty! Thanks for sharing awesome places with us that I know I will never be able to visit!! Your pics are really good and you are right about the blue skies!! It's always fun to go away but always good to get back home too!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing some photos of your Seattle trip Karen. That is a place we've always wanted to visit...you make it look even more inviting!

oxo