My last day in Washington we went up to Seattle for some lovely touristy things. It was rainy, though happily, not for the whole day!
After finding a parking spot – we headed up to the very first Starbucks. What I thought was the coolest thing was the fact they toss the cups across the room from the cashiers to the baristas.
The original sign.
Sorry for the nasty gray sky – that’s what it really looked like. I was hiding under a covering on the other side of the street here to escape the rain.
I loved the vintage feel inside.
The view from a lookout bridge at Pikes Place market. Not too inspiring really, but the stadiums in the background are cool.
One of the things I was most impressed with was that there were lots of stalls with huge, gorgeous fresh flower bouquets for cheap. I’m talking, nothing was more than $15 bucks!
I said Amber needed some flowers, so she picked these. The price? FIVE DOLLARS! I’m not even kidding. I wish I could have taken some with me, but it’s not very practical to take a bouquet of fresh flowers on a plane.
I thought the market was cool but honestly it was SUPER CROWDED. A little too crowded for my tastes, so we didn’t stay too long. We decided to head over to the Space Needle! Magically, the sky was beginning to clear up and all of the sudden there were bright blue skies.
I didn’t even notice until I was processing this, but there is a rainbow over the water on the right side of the picture. Can you see it?
There were still plenty of rain clouds hanging around.
A view from the bottom.
There was this super cool building next to the Space Needle. It turned out to be the Science Fiction museum (SO COOL!) and a music project. We didn’t check it out, just because Amber had already been on her feet for so long. But next time, I’ll definitely have to see what’s inside.
Sadly, my niece decided she didn’t want to come while I was up in Washington visiting. She waited until two days after I left! But here’s a shot Robert sent me of my brand new niece after she was born.
I hope you all have a great week!