Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pacific Northwest Part 4 -- Seattle

Bob and I concluded our trip with a couple fun days in Seattle. Super city! Since it was our first time to this town, we did what most tourists do.

Pike Place Market, aka the fish market



Besides fish, they sell just about everything there. Loved these berries and wreaths made from peppers.



My favorite part of Pike Place was the incredible flower vendors. Huge beautiful bouquets for ten bucks.


As you can see, it's a colorful city. For example, the infamous "gum wall." How does something like this get started? And once it does, who decides it should be a tourist attraction?


We rode the giant ferris wheel. Awesome view from up there!




Of course, we went to the top of the Space Needle.



But by far, my favorite place in all of Seattle was the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Words cannot express the beauty of glass artist Dale Chihuly's work. Photos barely capture the awesomeness. No trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to Chihuly Garden, at the feet of the Space Needle.




This is a ceiling.


And there's an outdoor garden.


Other favorite things in Seattle: The Inn at El Gaucho, where we stayed. Surely one of Seattle's best kept secrets. And the Tap House Grill. 160 beers on tap!

1 comment:

Common Household Mom said...

Wow! it looks like there is a lot of interesting stuff to do there. I love those berries, and I have never seen a wreath of peppers - very clever.

Gum wall? ew.

Chihuly glass - awesome.