Greetings from Seattle, Washington!
Seattle is a large metropolitan city and by far the largest city in Washington State. It is known as the Emerald City due to the lush evergreen forest surrounding the city. Seattle is located between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington about 165 miles north of Vancouver.
Our first stop in Seattle was at the world famous Pike Place Market. The market is one of the oldest continuously running public farmer’s market in the US, starting in 1907. Almost every time we go to Seattle, we visit the market. The market has a variety of shops and stalls with many interesting items for sale. The fish stalls are always very popular and can gather large crowds, especially when the workers are throwing the fish around. The flower stalls are always so beautifully arranged, a photographer’s delight.
You can stroll Pike Place and visit the original Starbucks Coffee store. You can also just hang out and watch the tourists climb on and take their pictures with Rachel the pig, a 550 pound bronze statue that seemingly always has people waiting to take their picture on.
After our visit to Pike Place Market, we visited another of our regular stops in Seattle, Uwajimaya. Uwajimaya is a Japanese market with groceries, household goods, a bookstore, and an Asian food court.
We were hungry and looking to find something to eat in the food court. When we arrived at Uwajimaya, the food court was so busy we couldn’t find an open table. We knew the little Thai restaurant has a few tables tucked away back by their kitchen, so we grabbed one and were just happy to have a place to sit and eat our lunch.
Mumzies loves their Pad Thai noodles, she also eats them almost every time. Papa had their Thai fried rice and a mango and sticky rice desert they had for some special occasion. The food was delicious, it is always a delight to eat at Uwajimaya’s food court.
We finished up the day by walking down to the Klondike Gold Rush Museum, it’s only about three blocks away from Uwajimaya. The museum has all the history about how Seattle was the staging point for miners heading from California north to the Klondike, and some history of the Klondike also.
Before making our way back to the car and heading for home, we stopped at a Chinese bakery for Mumzies to satisfy her sweet tooth. Since she couldn’t make up her mind on which pastry she wanted, she decided to just get one of each. Although she lost the chocolate covered cream puff as soon as we got home and Bethany caught a glimpse of it… she has definitely inherited her mother’s sweet tooth!
We had a great time in Seattle, but wanted to visit more places and do more vlogging. The weather didn’t fully cooperate though. It was supposed to be nice and sunny, but was cloudy pretty much all day. Oh well, we’ll surely visit Seattle again and vlog all the other things we had planned.
Watch the video below to see more of our day in Seattle. Check it out!
Mumzies & Papa
Seattle is where I was lucky enough to grow up when we weren’t stationed out of state with my career Navy father. When I was a young teenager, Dad retired and I got to go to high school there for the entire 4 years! I love Seattle! Thank you for sharing your day there with us! I miss my city!
Hi Ida! We agree with you, we also love Seattle. Wow, you were lucky to have all 4 years of high school there. Our girls were also lucky enough to have all 4 years of their high school in Vancouver, as we have also bounced around with Papa’s career.
Happy to share with you, hopefully you’ll be able to visit again someday soon!