Seattle’s Waterfront

LOCATION: Housesitting in Seattle, Washington

WEATHER: Another day when weatherman was wrong. Sunny and pleasant – 60

Our daughter Alexis is visiting us and some friends from Minnesota who moved here. She arrived late last night, and is staying in an AirB&B around the corner from our housesitting assignment. We met her at her place, then took a walk UP a big hill to one of Seattle’s parks with a great view. Oscar enjoyed the walk, too.

We dropped Oscar off at the apartment to rest (as he was tuckered out) and we took the bus to downtown Seattle. First stop was the famous Pike Place Market – busy, crazy. We saw the obligatory fish-throwing fish market…

The original Starbuck’s had a long line of customers coming out its door.

We found a brewpub near the market for lunch. George and I split a salmon and crab BLT. It came with an unusual, and tasty, Indian-spiced carrot soup.

We took the Monorail back from downtown to the nearby Seattle Center. It was built as part of the 1962 World’s Fair.

We walked home via the Olympic Sculpture Park, then chilled at the apartment in the PM with our charges Lucy and Oscar. Our feet needed a rest!

For dinner, we met up with Alexis’s friends at a pizza place in our neighborhood. He is an author and is getting ready to publish his first novel. Watch for it – Author Jeff Briggs.

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