The Emerald City

Only 3 hours south of us by car is Seattle.  We took an impulse road trip there last weekend and it was fun!  I love unplanned adventures like this and the kids were great about playing along.

My favorite Seattle sight was Pike Place Market especially the flying fish with the singing fishmongers. 

Check out these funny lamp men!!

Wonderful stuff all around

Post Alley outside Pike Place Market was very interesting with the famous Great Wall of Gum and fantastic graffiti.

Ewww germy and at the same time, Wow!

Poster graffiti

Seattleites, just like us Vancouverites love our Starbucks.  In fact, I’ve seen a crossroads in downtown Vancouver with a Starbucks on every corner.  That’s 4 Starbucks-es at one traffic light, sheesh!!  Here’s the first ever Starbucks…

We didn’t get a chance to ride up top the Space Needle, but seeing that this won’t be our last Emerald City visit, we have to leave some excitement for next time, right?

Just before lunch, I snuck in a visit to The Fiber Gallery and did not leave empty-handed.

Look at what jumped into my shopping bag…

Tosh DK in “Baltic”

Malabrigo Rios the new Superwash merino in “Paris Night”.  I also couldn’t resist a copy of New England Knits.

Lunch was at the famous Red Mill Burgers

The reviews about their burgers :: all true!

This city gets a major thumbs up from me.  Definitely a great place to visit.

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7 Responses to The Emerald City

  1. Kelly says:

    oohhhhhh my friend relocated to Seattle and goes to Pike’s regularly. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Your fam is so cute, that pic almost made me wave right back.
    Totally loving your yarn choices, what WILL you make!

  2. Maya says:

    looks like you had a lovely time! i love roadtrips : )
    and your tosh DK is amazing! I love blues, and that shade is my favourite!!

  3. knitnkanmani says:

    ur family pic is so sweet , the pics of those red n yellow chiles ..yumm, the yarn is such a beautiful shade ,it looking silky soft .hey no visit is complete w/o a visit to the yarn store ,right 🙂
    and those flowers are beautiful but not as beautiful as ur family 🙂

  4. lindsay says:

    ooooohhh i love seattle!!! and it looks like you were able to see a lot of the city! so glad you and your family had a great trip!!!

    next up: how far is the drive to chicago? ; )

  5. mazhalai says:

    you captured the scenes so beautifully!
    we missed the great wall of gum 😦

  6. Rain says:

    Ahhh so lovely to see pictures of all of you 🙂

    Miss you buddy! Looks like you had a great trip! Yay!

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