We are having the time of our lives. I think I mentioned that we went to the butterfly exhibit at the Pacific Science Center 2 days ago. We also visited the Space Needle, but haven’t gone up it yet. Pike place is beautiful, has awesome produce and fresh seafood. Yesterday, we went to the Woodland Park Zoo. The exhibits are beautiful. The environment created for the animals seems much more natural than at our own National Zoo. From there, we went back to Pike Place, and walked around and shot pictures. While exploring Pike place, we found a beautiful restaurant on the alley, that overlooks the harbor. We had a beer and a cheese board as we watched the sun’s radiance bouncing off the water. Next stop, Lowell’s. A great restaurant on the waterfront. If you need to go “on the cheap”, you can order downstairs and climb to the 3rd floor to await delivery of your meal. Otherwise, you can choose to go to the full-service restaurant on the second floor. The second floor has a full-service bar also. We opted for the thrift plan and headed to the 3rd floor, having ordered crab cakes, and a mixed seafood platter for one. We added a small cup of clam chowder and a single coffee. All that and a bill of $50. For us, that’s a big hit. Of course, we were quite satisfied at the close of the meal. The 54 took us back to Fauntleroy Terminal, where we boarded the ferry and headed back over to Vashon Island. As we traveled across the sound, beautiful Mount Ranier kept watch over us, as our friend, Mr. Sun was beginning to nod and tuck himself into bed. What a lovely day.
When we disembarked from the ferry, we got the local bus to the road we are staying on, but weren’t lucky enough to have a ride back to the hostel. Not wanting to pay the $15 for a 2.5 mile shuttle, we walked. Along the way, we picked BEAUTIFUL blackberries. They are abundant along the roads on Vashon Island, and we can’t understand why they go unpicked. We will eat some today, and use some to dye my scarf.
Go make your own breeze, and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear!