Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day Twenty-Six: Hello Seattle!

We started early today, after a group of people went yelling up and down the hallways at 2:00 this morning. We spent the day in Seattle today. It has become one of our favorite cities, and we didn't even see it all yet! Our first stop was Pike Place Market. It is an amazing market. Everything you can possibly need, or want, is sold there. It is huge! We walked up and down a few times because we got confused as to where we had been/where we were going. Luckily, there were quite a few other tourists too! We stopped at the World's First Starbucks. It was crazy in there. We also passed at least five others on our walking tour today, including the one right across the street from the market. We didn't see any fish-throwing, though. They don't like doing it because "they wipe customers out"! But the seafood there looked very good. I wish we had some place to cook some. I guess it'll have to be dinner one night.
After about an hour-and-a-half of walking in circles, we decided to cross the street and walk along the waterfront. When you look directly across the Puget Sound, it is really pretty. When you look to the sides, you can tell it's a working port. There were oil rigs (I think. They were talking about oil rigs being in the way on the news) and a lot of buildings. You can't really see the buildings until you're on I-5 though. The other side looked to be more residential, or at least, a little "quieter". We passed the Seattle Fire Department, which has two boats in it's fleet, and the Seattle Aquarium.
We spent a few more hours in the city and then decided to head back to the hotel for a break. We are going to the Seattle Sounders game versus Manchester United tonight! We're very excited about it! Luckily we have the camera to take pictures from the Jumbotron because our seats are so far away! Good thing it falls just under the "professional" lens length! As we were walking around, there were quite a few Manchester fans walking around, and surprisingly, not as many Seattle fans! We'll update after the game!

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