This week I will be sharing photos from our vacation. Here we have arrived in Seattle. I enjoyed their airport and the first thing I noticed was the artwork as we entered the building.
I don't know who the artist is but I love his/her work.
This display was above one of the many stores. I took it because it shows their famous landmark, the Space Needle. I learned on line that the actual Space Needle was inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany. The 605-foot structure was completed in December 1961 and officially opened four months later on the first day of the World's Fair, April 21st, 1962. Even though it was a very misty, rainy day when we visited, we did venture to the top and those photos you can see from my last My World Tuesday post if you click right here.
The Fall colors were wonderful and we enjoyed driving through many tree-lined streets where the leaves were putting on a lovely show. They seemed to be ahead of us in the turning stage compared to what we had seen in Virginia before we left.
Gregg had been to Seattle on business a year before and he wanted to show me an area that he had discovered on that trip. When we drove into Alki it was time to get a bite to eat, it being well into the afternoon. We spotted Duke's Chowder House. The menu was pricier than we expected but after eating a cup of their Dungeness and Bourbon Soup loaded with not only clams but also lots of delicious crab meat (me) and Duke's Award Winning Clam Chowder (Gregg), we thought it was well worth it. They also had the best Sourdough bread we ate on that whole vacation. In fact I can't remember the last time we ate any that tasted that good. We can also highly recommend their Fish and Chips. To top the whole experience our waitress was great, very friendly, and in our book that goes a long way.
Just across the street you are on the water. The ferry is a wonderful way of getting around and as we looked at this one we both said how much we were looking forward to our ride up to Canada the next day. We were out here as a family ten years ago and it was one mode of transportation we were eager to experience again.
As you can see, the sun didn't shine for us on this day or for the short time we were in Seattle, but we couldn't have been happier to be back. There was a crispness to the air that we both enjoyed as we took our walk before returning to our car.
The man in the boat looked like he was having fun and the view of the city was outstanding. Our vacation had started on a very good note as you can see by that Cheshire grin on my face.
Here's Gregg trying to find the road to our hotel. We had booked in at the Holiday Inn. I tried to read the map but I had temporarily mislaid my reading glasses and the lettering on that map was the tiniest. I think even a person with 20/20 vision would have a hard time reading that map. That's my story anyhow. Gregg might have a different viewpoint. Fortunately the traffic light stayed red long enough for him to figure out where we had to go.
We both took a liking to the pink elephant which was rotating ever so slowly advertising a car wash, which wasn't too far from our hotel.
and here's another one showing where it is located in relation to several cities in the rest of the world.
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