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Published: September 10th 2013
Terry and Cynde
Enjoying the walk along Lake Union
Wednesday morning ( as every morning thereafter) began with a yummy breakfast at the hotel and a dip in the hot tub and pool, followed by a walk across the street to the Lake Union marina. We spent a while checking out the great antique boats outside the Museum of History and Industry, including a Lighthouse Boat, Fire Boat and Tug Boats and then moved on to the Museum. We saw lots of neat exhibits in the lobby of the Museum and visited the gift shop but decided not to spend the roughly $20 per person and the time to tour the entire Museum.
The employees at the Museum were really nice and one told us where to catch the Trolley downtown and even let us know no ticket was needed. We walked about a block and jumped on the next trolley and had a fun ride downtown taking in the sights of downtown Seattle. What a beautiful city!
When we reached the end of the trolley line, we exited the trolley in awe taking in the sights and sounds of the city. The architecture and beautiful flowers everywhere were especially intriguing. We made our way to the Pacific
Many of these boats are listed on the National Register
Place mall, where we admired the huge glass dome and the trendy stores. After a lunch of custom made salads under the dome ( watching a window cleaner above), we met up with our cousin, Alicia.
It had been about twenty years since we had seen Alicia and spent over an hour at the mall catching up. What fun! When we left the mall we headed toward the Pike Place Market, stopping at Alicia's favorite coffee shop ( of course, it's Seattle!) Caffe D'arte. After finishing every drop of our delicious lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos and talking even more, we headed to the Market.
We visited a few shops along the way with great soaps, candles, lotions, kitchen equipment and even a cheese making shop, before we wondered across the street to the Market. As luck would have it, we walked in at the entrance with the fresh flowers. My sister Terry and I were in heaven! We Love flowers and no where else could there be a more incredible array of cut flowers and So inexpensive. We finally selected a $5 bouquet of gorgeous mums to take back to the hotel. We did not even mind carrying
Three Talley Girls
Cousin Alicia, Sister Terry and me!
the bouquet around the rest of the day.
After the flowers, we took in the rest of the Market, from shops with wonderful fruit ( the best peaches ever!) to pastry shops to the Pike Place Fish Market, the famous home of the Thrown Fish. What an incredible place. We could have spent the entire week there!
From the Market, we walked along the waters of Pugent Sound and ended up at Cutter's Crab House, a wonderful seafood restaurant with a beautiful view of the Sound. Kenny opted for his favorite, scallops, while Terry and I just had to order the Halibut Cheeks ( yes, Halibut's do have cheeks) after just seeing them fresh at the Pike Place Market.
The Halibut Cheeks were like a cross between scallops and lobster and absolutely the best seafood ever! After dinner, we headed back to the hotel for a quick dip in the hot tub and turned in early, setting the alarms to wake us for our early departure the next morning for our loop tour. What an amazing day with family in the beautiful city of Seattle!
Life Is Good!
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