I dunno. Someone told me it rains there but they must have been mistaken. We spent four spectacular days bathed in sunshine and warm temperatures. No sleeves required. It was my first visit, so we worked hard to put the T in Tourist there – strayed not one inch off the beaten path.
We loved our room with a view.
And wasted no time discovering our new favorite brand of coffee. Move over, Starbucks, Fonté is sooo much better!
Yes, of course, we went straight to the Pike Place Market. The CE spent so much time over there I thought he might become a professional fish thrower.
Next order of business was the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Blue sky and sunshine all the way.
Didn’t get far, though. Attractive nuisance hazard almost as soon as we stepped off the ferry. Just my luck to be married to a rug collector…
We went totally tourist for dining, too. First evening we walked over to Place Pigalle:
Next evening, the popular Matt’s in the Market:
Great meal, and an amazing crème brûlée for dessert. Those cherries! That sauterne!
My favorite dining experience was The Pink Door, where we sat on the terrace under an impossibly blue early evening sky. The restaurant is purposely a little hard to find. No sign, but if you pay attention you’ll find it:
Salad, pasta and a lovely pavlova. Perfect meal!
Inside the restaurant is a wonderful succession of dining rooms large and small. I loved the bar art:
When we weren’t eating, we worked hard to earn our Seattle tourist badge. We dutifully walked over to Nordstrom. And yes, of course we went to the Space Needle. We grumbled a little about the long line but it was absolutely worth it! Great fun and yes, more blue skies.
But that’s not all – there’s more! Watch for Seattle, part two next week…