Sightseeing in Seattle:Space Needle and Pike Place
Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
116Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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Walking around the observation deck, seeinng different bodies of water at almost every turn, reminded me of something Bob Hope once said after flying into Minnesota: It appears to be a place that was never potty-trained!
After the quick descent back to ground level, we got on the Monorail, which took us further into town - from there it was a four block walk to Pike Place Public Market (yeah, we know, they spelled it wrong, just like Pike's Peak!). Pike Place is celebrating its 100th year - it started as a farmer's and fishermens market, providing customers with an opportunity to "meet the producers" and it has grown into a many-block long waterfront daily "event" - with vendor upon vendor selling beautful flowers, luscious-looking produce, and more fresh fish than we've ever seen outside of an aquarium
We walked back to where we could get the monorail again, which took us back to the Space Needle, where we had parked our car. Drove a little ways to the shores of Lake Union, where we had a fabulous dinner at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, while watching boats come into their home docks, and floatplanes land.