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Seattle, Mt. Rainier

August 29, 2017 Leave a comment

We’ve lived in the Seattle area, and visited here often.  We love the area, the people, the scenery and the opportunity to visit the Great Outdoors.  So when we were in the area we had to visit some iconic places.

Mount Rainier is one of the most active volcanoes in the USA and is one of the most scenic parts of a Seattle visit.  So we took the drive to the Paradise Visitor Center and enjoyed the drive, the scenic stops, but not the Paradise Center… the visitor parking lot was overloaded.  The price for a nice day in the great PNW…

Then a quick drive to Seattle and Pike Place Market for lunch and just visiting.  Actually, a slow drive, if there is one thing Seattle has too much of it is traffic!  But we enjoyed our visit (and yummy Ivar’s fish and chips) very much.

 

Ah, Seattle!

June 30, 2011 2 comments

Of course, the first stop in Seattle had to be Pikes Place Market, as well as Ivar’s Fish ‘n Chips.  Since we had decent weather, this is where we went today.  We parked down at the waterfront, and walked up to the market.  Good way to get our legs in hiking shape!

The Market itself was as we remembered — busy, all kinds of food and artisan items, and crowds.  Yes, we did see the flying fish.  By the time we left the market we had spent around $100 on fresh fish and produce.  Alder smoked salmon, smoked black cod, halibut steaks, fresh lychees, cherries, and more.  This will be our first time to try elephant garlic shoots at dinner tonight .. gotta love the variety!

Then we had lunch at Ivar’s and met some locals.  To me,the fish ‘n chips is the best anywhere.  After lunch, we went to the Uwajimaya Market, an Asian market with goods we’ve never seen (or tasted) before.   I’m anxious to try the Kobe Brisket tomorrow, never had of that before, either.   In any case, we ended up with a basket full of goodies.

All in all, Seattle is living up to it’s foodie reputation!

The much photographed Market

Fresh fish, anyone?

Dungeness crab cocktail, a big helping, only $9

Aha! My favorite lunch place!

A local joined us for lunch

A fountain near the Seattle aquarium

A rather unusual light fixture

Really fresh seafood at Uwajimaya Market

The first totem pole to be carved in Seattle for 70 years

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