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North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Bell Town June 15th 2019

Many of you are shocked when I tell you we attended a talk by Tony Bourdain some years ago in Seattle. He had yet to start Parts Unknown on CNN, and was still using "No Reservations" as his vehicle for fame and fortune. Someone also gave me his book, "Kitchen Confidential" which was a perfect reflection of his often vulgar adventures through the culinary world. But, as he morphed into "Parts Unknown", he became more of an elder statesman, almost a sage, in the loosest sense of the word. He left a lasting impression on Seattle. Here is the article in the local Seattle paper, in case you missed it: url= ... read more
Locals only??
Love the clams at Emmett Watson's

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Chinatown June 14th 2019

Before you turn away in disgust at the title of my email, please keep reading a little more. After all, wedgie could be a wedge of lettuce, or a great piece of pie. And "waji" is the cute nickname for the most famous Pacific northwest area super duper market, called Uwajimaya. Easy for you to say? The famous Uwajimaya is a high quality Asian supermarket with gift shop, and Japanese bookstore, all under one roof. They have been in business since 1928! And we visit EVERY time we are in Seattle, since it is so much fun. From their company website: With over 400 employees, Uwajimaya is one of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1928, Uwajimaya has evolved beyond providing basic grocery staples and become known as a tourist and destination ... read more
Best Asian store on the mainland USA
They have everything!
Some purple kale

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle » Bell Town June 13th 2019

This June marks our 24th year visiting the great city of Seattle for our anniversary. Why Seattle? We visited once before we got married, and decided to spend part of our honeymoon here. We also went to Lake Tahoe (where it snowed in June), and another favorite place, the Carmel Monterey Peninsula. But Seattle remains at the top of our yearly visits. One really good reason for liking Seattle is it walkability. We try to walk most everywhere, weather permitting. Though the homeless issue is among the worst in the U.S., we manage the city streets. One of our favorite walks starts downtown, where we usually stay. We pass through the business district, the fabulous Seattle Public Library, and end up in the International District at one of our favorite super markets, Uwajimaya. It is about ... read more
My coconut creme pie!
Always Serious Pie
Love the white peaches

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle June 3rd 2019

Everybody understands even those who've never been to Seattle, the Space Needle. It is also the number one tourist destination in the Pacific Northwest and the city landmark. Proceed into a gift store and you are bound to come across a lot along with Space Needle figurines as their focus of postcards with all the Space Needle. The marginally extraterrestrial-looking monitoring tower brought in over 2.3 million people when it opened for the 1962 World's Fair. For this day, over 1 million people visit it. So it has been established that everybody knows about the Space Needle, but what exactly do folks actually know about the Space Needle? Listed below are just five little facts 1. In unison cement trucks functioned in less than 12 hours to fill the Space Needle's base hole . They ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle June 3rd 2019

With beautiful landscapes that are incomparably and its summer climate, Washington's nation makes for an perfect getaway destination. One of the scenic splendors of the state are islands, sapphire-blue lakes, magnificent sea shores, and woods that are emerald-green. Stay at one of many Washington holiday rentals to readily enjoy scenic spots ideal for trekking, cycling, boating, water sports, and a number of different pursuits. Have a peek at the areas to have in Washington. 1. Clarkson Clarkston's Town Is Located Around the Boundary with Idaho in Washington. It's a gateway to Hell's Canyon. Beamers Hells Canyon Tours takes you on other areas on the Snake River and jet ships to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The ceremony also offers fishing expeditions, and steelhead, sturgeon. The Saddle Creek Trail gives... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle May 31st 2019

Your luggage is packed, you have lined up a vehicle, and water your crops and you have arranged to feed your pets. But while preparing to the holiday, did you remember to take the steps required to keep your house secure while you're off? Here are seven strategies to make sure your abode remains tragedy - as you're gone and robbery-free. 1. Make it look like you are home To prevent becoming another crime statistic, consider action to make sure it appears that someone in the home. So that they turn on throughout the morning and 23, set timers on lights, radios, and televisions. Ensure that your grass is cut. Have somebody park their vehicle in your drive that is empty. Drapes and position window drapes like regular be certain that they aren't currently exposing appliances ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle May 30th 2019

Taking the opportunity to go to make certain your property is well cared for may bring a good deal of reassurance, if your trip prep record is a mile . Installing a house security system might be the very first thing you consider, however there are loads of smaller measures you may take that are equally (or more) successful in deterring theft. 1. Notify Neighbors Think two prior to sharing facts about your journey on networking or via a site. I know lots of folks do, and nothing comes of it, but file this under "Better safe than sorry" It's very important to provide them a heads-up whenever you're leaving town for a week or even longer if you and your neighbors talk. Think about leaving a copy of your key in the event of emergency ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle September 8th 2018

Despite having been awake since 04:45, we were awoken at 7am by banging, hammering, drilling and sawing coming from next door. Or we would have been if we were asleep!! Today, I’m going to get my wish and see the Seattle skyline from atop a tower. The Smith Tower is a skyscraper (by UK standards, at least) in Pioneer Square. Completed in 1914, the neo-classical 38-story, 484 ft tower is the oldest skyscraper in the city, and was among the tallest skyscrapers outside New York City at the time of its completion. It was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River (why always West of the Mississippi?) until the completion of the Kansas City Power & Light Building in 1931. It was then relegated to the tallest building on the West ... read more
The Smith Tower - once the talest builing on the west coast
Pike Street - Rainbow crossing
Eying the needle in Seattle

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle September 7th 2018

I apologize for not posting the past two days of our Alaskan Cruise, but for some reason I have been having trouble logging in on this travel site and very slow internet speed. I think I have it figures out now so we shouldn't have any more issues. This first post will be covering the first three days of our trip. Currently we are on the Holland America Euradam on our way to Juneau, Alaska. We left for our trip on Friday evening flying from Oklahoma City to Seattle nonstop on Alaskan Airlines. I really do love that we have a nonstop flight to Seattle. The flight lasts about four hours and was a very smooth and pretty uneventful flight. Drury and I both had dinner on the plane and the flight attendant was very nice. ... read more
I'm a little anxious to board
View of our condo building (it's the round building in the middle)
Enjoying some dinner on the plane

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