One morning, we spent some time at the Market. Pike Place Market is known around the world for its open-air market with fresh seafood, flowers, produce, baked goods, and handmade items. It's an interesting place- the top level looking like a regular farmer's market, but the lower levels seemingly sprouting up and out from the hillside in a rabbit warren of shops, ramps, stairs and restrooms. If you don't go there often enough, you can get disoriented quickly. Keep exploring- eventually you will emerge- either up on top or at the top of the outdoor staircase that descends into the harbor area.
|The most photographed sign in Seattle.|
|The fish throwing guys.|
After Pike Place Market, I took her to class and then drove over to the Fremont area. This is just a bit north of Seattle and has a nice small town hipster vibe to it. The main reason I went is to see the Troll, but I also got to see a colorful bridge, look at street art, go to a cool music store and eat at a wonderful restaurant.
|The Fremont Bridge is the most frequently opened drawbridge in the world- it opens about 35 times a day!|
|I think it is cool because it is so colorful.|
|So much prettier than our boring green bridge at home.|
|This street art pays homage to J.P. Patches, a Seattle TV legend. I grew up watching him.|
|Some of the ukuleles at Dusty Strings Music Shop in Fremont.|
|More ukuleles. They also sell guitars, harps, and other stringed instruments. So much fun to prowl around and they let me try a variety of ukes... awesome.|
|The George Washington Memorial Bridge- looking south.|
|The George Washington Memorial Bridge- looking north to the home of the troll.|
|There he is!|
|I hope he doesn't eat me.|
|What has he captured in his left hand? A VW bug.|
After I strolled away from the troll, I headed back to the main area of Fremont to eat at a place that I had first tried a few years ago- Pie. They had been located at the Seattle Center Armory, but had since moved and I tracked them down- that's how good they are!
After Pie, I went back to Seattle Center and stretched out on the lawn for a nap in the shade. Abby was done with her class at 4:30 and when I went up to get her, I got a picture of her in action- transforming a red "blob" into a new creature using all the tools and techniques she had learned during the week.
My little computer nerd. I know she enjoyed her week and I hope she learned something to put toward her artsy future!