It was pretty rainy every day. We stayed right on the water (Puget Sound) at Harbor Steps. This is one of the many businesses right on the wharf.
We got used to the rain fairly quickly. Cly always enjoys how rainy photos look.
Seattle is full of little shops.
Side entrace to Pike Place Market
Pig at the main entrace to Pike Place Market.
Fresh produce is plentiful at Pike Place Market.
nice tribute to the Space Needle
interesting map store
Pregnant Darcie relaxing in the hotel
We sampled lots of fresh sushi
We spotted this parked rickshaw right on Alaskan Way right by the water.
Morning view from our balcony
We got out to visit the Seattle temple
Unlike most temples, the Seattle Washington Temple has a westward-facing angel Moroni statue. Taipei & Nauvoo are the other 2 that have Moronis facing west instead of east. Cardston, of course, is one of 9 without an angel moroni statue.
Snoqualmie Falls, east of Seattle
Auntie Honey Bunny at Snoqualmie Falls
Well-fed looking Squirrel at Snoqualmie Falls
We visited the Triple X Root Beer in Isaquah on the way back from the falls. This place was a blast!
Darcie's fancy milkshake.
Auntie Honey Bunny and Uncle Bob
Cly decided to try the Triple X burger. No, this meal was not compliant with the Pyatt Diet he's been on since March!
We had breakfast at the Athenian Seafood restaurant one morning. A scene from "Sleepless in Seattle" was filmed here - the one where Tom Hanks was getting dating advice from a buddy.
Darcie looking somber at the Athenian Seafood restaraunt
Cly ordered the kippers and bacon
Window sill at the Athenian Seafood restaraunt. This place has been around for a while.
Barstools at the Athenian Seafood restaraunt
This is the original Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place - it was moved from 2000 Western Ave in 1976.
We explored the lower levels of Pike Place Market.
Darcie takes a breather in a magic shop in Pike Place Market.
One of the market's major attractions is Pike Place Fish Market, where employees throw fish to each other rather than passing them by hand.
We didn't have to wait long to see an airborne fish!
Cly with one of the fish flingers
Hanging peppers at Pike Place Market
We had NEVER before seen this vegetable! It is Romanesco broccoli.
We bought some and tried it with some veggie dip. It's called Romanesco broccoli, but tastes like caulifower.
We decided to do the Underground tour, which is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets.
Old washroom on the tour
We got to roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle.
The tour included examination of some spooky above-ground alleys.
Cly tried this SA-Boom sushi roll - it included tobiko eggs marinaded in habanero sauce.
Curious soap in a soap shop at Pike Place Market.