I’m sad that today is the very last recap post from our trip to Seattle. Even though our visit was short, we crammed a lot of sights into our time there… and now that I’ve finished going through all the pictures and memories, it’s like saying goodbye all over again.
Our last full day in Seattle was great. We visited the Seattle Center in the morning (which got its own separate post because WOW!), and for lunch we headed over to Pike Place Market.
We attempted to visit earlier in the week, but we didn’t realize that the market shuts down by 7 PM every day. We went to the historic Lowell’s for lunch, which was fantastic! Better seafood than when we visited Friday Harbor, for sure. We could’ve waited longer for an ocean view table, but since we were hungry we opted for the market-side view and were seated right away. The view was just as lively – we could see down to the market below, and watch all the people passing by perusing the produce.
After lunch we walked up, down, and around the market trying to see everything.
Sometimes we stopped at stalls or tiny stores, like this place that sold tea and spices. I got my first package of Herb de Provence seasoning– my Mom uses it all the time but I haven’t been able to find any in stores (when I think to look for it).
I think my favorite parts were the fish (of course) and the flowers (of course!). Dad bought a bag of cherries, and we munched on them as we walked.
We passed the flagship Starbucks, but the line out the door was not worth it!
We were pooped after our busy morning, and we still had a wedding to attend later that night. So we all went back to our hotel rooms to nap and get ready. A few hours later, we were ready to go again!
The wedding was absolutely beautiful – the ceremony, the scenery, the food, the music, the people! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know everyone, especially my parent’s friends from long ago.
It was a fun night, and the perfect end to our stay – the whole reason we came, of course. I’m so glad I had the chance to see a bit of Seattle, and especially to spend time with family once more.
If you want to catch up on our Seattle sights… you can see Snoqualmie Falls (home to Twin Peaks and close to Rattlesnake Lake), Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands (where we saw one orca and made it on the news after an engine fire), and the Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle and the Chihuly glass exhibit).
The best of times!