I got back to our vacation journal today and was happy to recall the great things we saw and did in Seattle in just one short day!
We got into town around 5:30 in the evening and, knowing our time there was limited, we headed downtown after checking into our motel. Our motel is a whole other story the moral of which is: do not believe everything you read on the internet!
Anyway, our highlight for the evening was the Space Needle. That is quite a view from the top. Also had a good chuckle at the expense of the man puking his guts out every time he looked over the edge. Not sure why he kept going back for another peek!
The next day we started out with coffee at Street Bean Espresso then walked down to the harbor. I was in people watching heaven. Another fascinating thing we spotted while walking along the Pier was that it was loaded with starfish. I've never seen them in their native habitat before, very cool.
Our final stop before having to leave town was Pike Place Market. We did not have nearly enough time to spend there. I would love to go back and spend 2 or 3 days just going through all the market stalls and shops.
From Seattle we drove back to Portland for one more night before flying back home. What a great vacation we had. Can't wait for the next one!