Saturday, October 15, 2011

Seattle: Day 2

We ate dinner in the Seattle Space Needle last night; we were delighted to get reservations on such short notice. Taylor's really good at taking interesting architectural pictures.
I don't know if this is common knowledge, but I learned that the restaurant level of the needle rotates. Here was one of our views at dinner. Seeing downtown at night was also beautiful.
We generally wake up early, but with the 2 hour time difference, we woke up really early. It gave us a chance to shower and walk a block over to the market again. I know... we have probably overdone the sign pictures. We loved watching all the merchants setting up shop.
We ate breakfast at Lowell's this morning. I had bagels and lox, and Taylor had a traditional breakfast. It had a historic feel with black leather and chrome stools and old wood tables, overlooking Puget Sound.
Yesterday we ate the world's best mac-n-cheese at Beecher's.
They make all of their cheese right here in the market. We watched the dairy truck pumping in the fresh milk this morning and then picked up a few of their signature cheeses for our trip to the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery this afternoon. It's just a 20 minute drive from downtown Seattle.
This pig is a popular place to take photos.
The fish market, photographed yesterday, is behind us.
The seafood displays are really beautiful,
but not as beautiful as the flower displays. They had huge bouquets for $5 - $10.
Maroon carrots genetically engineered at Texas A&M University, and sold here in Seattle. Gig 'em Aggies!

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