|Breakfast on the ferry.|
I took my last ferry trip of the year to Seattle today, along with my daughter. The plan was to get in a good, long walk and buy a few necessities from Pike Place Market, such as tea, spices and flowers.
I wasn't mentally prepared for how cold, wet and crowded it was -- although I should have been, given that it was the Saturday between Christmas and New Year.
|The original Starbucks, near Pike Place,|
always has musicians and a huge line out front.
|Festive ristras at a street market.|
It was so packed in the market that I didn't have the energy to shoulder my way to the flower vendors, so instead we made a beeline outside for the famed gum wall. Even that was so crowded with people posing for photos that I opted for pictures of other wall art.
All was not lost, as my daughter found a used copy of "Grapes of Wrath" (something on her wish list) and I got the lemon-parsley noodles I love and MarketSpice tea. But we were glad to finally settle onto the ferry away from the crowds for the ride home.
Have a peaceful New Year