Saturday 29th, 2015
The weather was rainy and windy when we left the hotel in
Burlington, WA. By the time we got to Seattle the rain had
stopped and it was about 70 degrees but very windy.
We toured the Chihuly Glass Museum and Gardens. Walked over
to the Pike Street Market and ate lunch there at the Athenian
restuarant (since 1909 they claim). Then
This is just one of many blown glass art works on display at
the Chihuly Museum. It is amazing how much blown glass
is in the place and then you go outside and there's just as
much outside. Very impressive!
Yes, this is made out of blown glass. I'm sure it's
impressive when it is lit up at night. Our tickets
allowed us to return at night, but we agreed we're too old
for such things.
The Chihuly Museum is right next to the Space Needle, and so
when you are in the garden, the Space Needle is ever
At the Pike Street Market. Lots of people. Lots
of vendors. We ate at the Athenian restaurant and had
a seat by the window overlooking the bay. The food was
good too. They have a sign that says "Since
1909." I can believe the building is that old.
It's the largest of these types of markets I've been
in. Larger than San Francisco, larger than Pittsburgh,
Indianapolis, or Kansas City.
The scene from the Space Needle
It was very, very windy on the outside deck of the Space
Needle. When you were on the side away from the wind
it wasn't bad. When you were on the side directly into
the wind it was worse but bearable. But when you were
on the sides, where the wind had to flow around, it was
really very, very uncomfortable. It was blowing
probably 50 or 60 miles per hour.
|The pedometer app says we walked
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