The early bird catches the best breakfast!

Trip Start Mar 22, 2007
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Trip End Apr 01, 2007


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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Up and adam!! Thank goodness for the dual shower head here, my Don King hair this morning was a sure fire way of telling me that a rain jacket was the appropriate attire for the day! We were out the gates and running this morning by seven for a seaside breakfast at Lowell's a local market fare that had the BEST lox ever!! We sipped out coffee and pondered the day.......We all went on a tour of Pioneer square on the south side of the city, this is the founding area and the place were the great fire in the late 1800's wiped out the city. The buildings are amazing and the street scape design was to die for...we kept walking over this purple glass in the side walk and little did we know that we were in for a treat! This glass was actually skylights that lit the underground tunnels of  Seattle. The tour guide told us that the early settlers built their structures on the mud hills and eventually they got smart and built the city up on walls. This created an underground system of tunnels that was used by stores, vagabonds and the bootleggers. It was musty and really cool! We saw portions of old hotels that were underground and so much more. After getting back to street level we got to tour some refurbished buildings and even a museum for the Klondike that was rebuilt after the last earth quake....relax mom.....it was like 5 years ago *grin* This totally amazing building which was the tallest building until the 70's, is completely fireproof with trim that is all metal and painted to look like wood. This is called the Smith building and was built by a typewriter mogul! We rode the original elevator up and got to wander around the observation deck outside.....Nathan was plastered against the walls due to being a bit skittish of heights....There is a pyramid on top where a young family lives....so neat! Oh and as you will see in the pics the building was very Asian inspired and there was actually a chair that is 300 years old and is a wishing chair. It is been told that every single young woman that sits in it and wishes, will be married in a year.....Mindy and I sat in it together and wished so hard...we may be broken some blood vessels *GRINNING BIGGER*
  After leaving the tower we headed to met the rest of the group and went to the Pike Place Brewery were we continued or research on local fermented beverages....I think that the research is going to be shocking! So Nathan, who we have decided has a hollow leg needs chocolate after every meal.....not complaining here....well we were on mission, we managed to find a great place where the views were great...views of others that is....there were men in heels, and leather...which brought us to the conclusion that this may be a different kind of area.....yeah,  Deja Vu maybe! So since eating and walking are our 2 main things.....we walked home and took a nap and prepared for .....more eating! We went to a great Pizza place and found a couple establishments that helped with my research. After the pizza, we headed to North Seattle to a place called Belltown....this is where we found a pool hall and resumed research once again.....now on the way there we had our leftovers and were approached by homeless, of which I gave them my pizza....but the best was the Little Asian woman singing Amazing grace with only the tune recognizable....we were in shock! If you were wondering about how well the pool games went.....well the girls lost...BAD!!!
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