A Weekend in Seattle
Andrea's Godmother invited us down for Thanksgiving weekend.
Peace Arch Border Crossing
all great trips, this one began with a line up. The September
attacks had changed the border from being a minor inconvenience to a
hour wait. We arrived early, allowed plenty of time and patiently
waited. The peace arch crossing has a nice grassy park around the
arch so both Andrea and I got out from time to time to stretch our
We crossed the border at noon and drove south to Seattle, stopping
in Bellisfair to pick up batteries and lunch. We arrived in
around 3pm (or whatever time that would be if we were doing the speed
Pike Place Market
Much to Wendy and my surprise, Andrea had never been to Pike Place
Market. Wendy lives pretty close and we needed pick up some
for dinner so we decided to head down.
The Market is always fun to visit. Being fall the produce
pretty good and there were a few things I was surprised to see.
first was the Dougnut peaches. They look flatter than the average
peach, but they are otherwise normal. They had Peanuts with the
still on them - something I never seen before. And it was pepper
Outside on the street the vendors had set up racks hanging strings
peppers and wreaths of peppers. Some stores had walls of peppers
hanging in the front. A very colorful sight!
Market also sells non food items. One of my favorite booths was
place selling photographs. I've seen this booth in previous trips
to the Market, and the photo collection is truly impressive.
Driving back from the market, Wendy decided to drive up and along
Boulevard. This old neighborhood has some pretty amazing
and we happened to be there at sunset. A nice view!
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
spent most of Sunday shopping (Elliott
) but near the
end of the day we stopped in at the locks
The locks hold back the freshwater from lake Washington and lake
There are two locks - a large one to hold barges and large vessels and
a smaller lock for pleasure boats. Being Sunday evening there
lots of small boats coming and going - and a few excited crew members
to figure out the proper way to tie off.
Thanks Wendy for a great weekend!
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