|Seattle's Pike Place Market|
The distance from Orlando to Seattle is 3,131 miles. That is also the distance it will feel like you have walked as you traverse the streets (and hills) exploring Seattle.
If your time is limited in the city, one destination that can’t be missed is Pike Place Market. The sights and sounds of this micro eco(nomy) system will rival the first time you saw the Wizard of Oz at the movies. The part where the screen went from black and white to Technicolor and it prompted your to exclaim….WOW!!! This will evoke the same response.
You will discover the best of Seattle’s artists, growers, harvesters, musicians and story tellers offering everything from freshly cut flowers to local honey. Fish will fly through the air at the open seafood market and legends will be relived as you learn about those who first settled in Seattle and helped shape the waterfront to the popular destination it has become today. Musicians will entice you to stay a while to share their passion for both the music and the hope of one day being discovered.
One of the best ways to get an overview of all things important in Seattle is to take a tour provided by Seattle by Foot. Ed, our Tour Leader gently guided a group of about 10 ranging in age from early 20’s to near 70. An information packed walk took many pauses as he navigated us toward points of interest. You will learn that not only did Starbucks get its start there, but so did UPS in 1907. You will see the musical notes on the sidewalks that determine where performers will be assigned to perform for the day. Different day, different place. You will learn that Washington State is the largest Hops grower and see the Pike Brewery Company where hops is put to good use. Many other insightful tidbits will be given to you as you make your way to more places like the Public Library and The Gum Wall.
After the tour, your host may invite you for a coffee or beer to further discuss the history of this Emerald City (there are more trees here than in any other city). Take the opportunity to really explore the area guided by the knowledge of a local.
A big thank you to Heather at Seattle by Foot for arranging such a unique experience in such a short amount of time before I headed toward Skagway, the fishing destination and purpose of the Alaska Adventure Series. Remember, the journey has many points on the map that lead to the destination. The opportunity to interact with such genuinely friendly people and share experiences makes Seattle by Foot a real “catch” along the way.
Get more info at www.Seattlebyfoot.com
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