Seattle Week Begins!

Today we are in transit, on our way to the Pacific Northwest! We have never been that far west before! What awaits us at our destination? What adventures will we have? Will we encounter rain and/or coffee?

Keep reading for the answers to those questions and more!

Robyn Hitchcock – Viva! Sea-Tac (mp3)

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3 Responses to Seattle Week Begins!

  1. Sean says:

    I’ve been to the Seattle / Northwest area five times and have yet to see it rain. They do like coffee though, good lord they like coffee.

  2. Vicky says:

    Don’t get sucked into going on a whale watch. The pictures showed this nice boat painted to look like a British Flag. We didn’t end up on that boat. We ended up on a Minnow boat, which was appropriate since I was pretty sure we were going to end up like the castaways on Gilligan’s Island. Because we were on this slower boat our “cruise” lasted about two hours longer than we expected.

  3. Bully says:

    If you like doughnuts, try out Top Pot Doughnuts at 2124 5th Avenue (under the monorail between downtown and the Space Needle, plus other locations). http://www.toppotdoughnuts.com/

    Really good breakfasts: Julia’s of Wallingford (4401 Wallingford Avenue North, corner of Wallingford and 44th Street) http://eatatjulias.com/_wallingford/index.php Don’t be put off by the frequent mention of “vegetarian” in the website: they have some fantastic sausage.

    Really good seafood restaurant (Seattle has some of the best seafood in the country): Ray’s Boathouse out past Ballard. Go in the early evening, ask to sit up stairs in “Ray’s Cafe” so you can watch the sun go down over the water. 6049 Seaview Avenue NW. http://www.rays.com/new/index.php?p=2&sp=11

    If you hit only one Seattle store, make it Archie McPhee’s at 428 NW Market Street (also in Ballard). Toys, novelities, knicknacks, chotches, and other fun stuff that will make your head explode. http://www.mcphee.com/store/

    Finally, Seattle’s Sea-Tac is one of the nicer airports to have to wait in, so if you’re lying back, there’s still time for gifts (check out the lovely gift and art shop Fireworks–they also have locations around teh city), plus there are some very good, non-fast food restaurants.

    Have fun in one of my favorite cities!