Saturday afternoon, we took Daniel to downtown Seattle so he could experience the infamous Pike Place Market. He knew Seattle had some great sights and "musts," but didn't understand why Pike Place was so essential until he was there. As soon as we walked in and saw the fish-tossing, the gorgeous displays of flowers, the endless veggie stands, and numerous artist tables—he was hooked. We wandered up and down the rows of tables, sampling fruits, smelling flowers, and browsing through art for our home.
And you know what? Of all the places in the world—right there at Pike Place Market—I ran into someone I knew from Boise! She was in town visiting a friend, and we bumped into each other and both thought, "No way!" That brought me back to realizing what a small world it really is. I mean, thousands of people visit Pike Place every day. What are the chances?
Photos of our Pike Place Public Market Center visit are below, with details below the photos.
I was careful to photograph fish that still had their heads, as most of them didn't... so you're welcome.
One of the many amazing, and so affordable, floral bouquets. I believe this one was listed for $5.00!
I couldn't get enough of the Rainier cherries.
Alas, Marnie couldn't resist. After all that floral temptation, she whipped out a $10 and took this one home.
I have about 10 different giant sand animals at home... lizards, a snake, a frog, a mermaid... these were my favorite things to find at a festival or fair... and I always always had to beg to take one home! In fact, it was hard to resist that orange polka-dot one...
Taking a break to catch the amazing view.
The original Starbucks.
Me, Marnie & Mom.
The final verdict? Daniel loved Pike Place. Loved loved loved.
Washington Trip 2013 Posts:
Whidbey Island │ Maxwelton Beach │ The 4th │ Pike Place Market │ Seattle