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July 17, 2010

Seattle - July 15, 2010 Part I: Oot and Aboot

Sorry if I haven't visited everyone's blogs in the last couple of days, but one of my oldest and dearest friends from high school was in town! He has to be in Portland next week for a conference and came up to Seattle so that we could hang out and explore the city.

I've been here for 11 years and had only been to Seattle a handful of times: Seattle Art Museum once, 1 Mariners game, twice to leave my car overnight to take the ferry to Canada, once to pick up and drop off Michelle at her hotel when she was in town briefly, and once to register with a temp agency. I'd been meaning to go up there and do the touristy stuff, but just never got motivated to do it, and it's only 37 miles away. I'm eternally grateful to Joe for not only coming out here to visit me, but for also letting me drag him around doing kitschy touristy stuff.

I got up there early on Thursday morning and we hit Pike Place Market and the surrounding area first:

Part II will be devoted to The Underground Tour!!!


  1. Did you know that carrots were originally purple. Strawberries were white.

    Amazing what you learn when you are furnishing a Tudor dolls house.

    Let Ole rescue the poor little crab!

  2. I never knew that before!

    Those are the first multi coloured carrots I've ever seen.

    To be honest, I found Pike Place Market and the surrounding area to be very run down and smelly.

  3. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Cool JoJo. I was in Seattle about 7 years ago. Was at Pike Market and the first Starbucks. Neat to see it in pictures again.

  4. Love Pike Place Market and downtown. The Pink Door is a trip. Have beeen there many times over the last 20 years, since my best pal lives in Everett. We always have fun. Glad to see you've been exploring.

  5. I love visiting Seattle. Looks like you had a good time. I agree about Pike Place Mkt being run down and kinda gross tho. I dont like the feel of it. I tend to stick to other areas of town. So I look forward to your next posting! (PS) Garabaldi is south of Cannon Beach. Just 15 min north of Tillamook :)