We spent Memorial Day weekend in Seattle, which accidentally coincided with the Folklife Festival bringing out all of the hippies and just about everyone else in town it seemed. Our drive from the airport was made much longer because of the line of cars heading downtown, right where our hotel was located. But we got in just fine, and after a quick nap we headed out to see the town. We stopped at the Pike Place Market first and saw the first Starbucks, the fish throwing butchers, and tons of people looking around the market.
|The first Starbucks!|
|This is what Julie and I plan on doing when we retire!|
|Wonderful street food at the Market|
|That is a real VW bug!|
Then it was about time for chocolate! We had a great tour of the only Organic, Free Trade Chocolate Factory in the USA. We learned that all their flavored chocolate is mixed by hand which is pretty impressive for the amount of chocolate they sell across the country. You can find them at Whole Foods and REI. After the tour we headed to the farmer's market and found some pizza for lunch. After lunch we walked back over Queen Anne Hill and then headed to the Flagship REI store to pick up some camping supplies.
After we found everyone at REI we headed back to our hotel to get ready for our big fancy dinner at the top of the Space Needle!! We had a great dinner, mostly because of the view, the food was fine, but a bit pricey, but then we were eating dinner in a rotating restaurant at the top of the Space Needle! It was totally worth it!
The following morning we headed to Oregon!