If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you saw that I got to visit Seattle for the first time last week on my radio tour. We got a little bit of time to take in the city and on the top of my list was to visit Pike's Place Market. It was everything I thought it would be and more! I wanted to share some of my favorite finds....
So on the way to the market, we stopped at a Starbucks - where I learned that Starbucks originated in Seattle (I'm always the last to know!)
And then arrived here: (as the skies opened and the angels sang - aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!)
The first thing I noticed were the rows and rows of incredible bouquets that were only $10!! I immediately felt duped by the $60 bouquets I'm always sending from florists.... This alone made me want to move to Seattle, just so I could have gorgeous fresh $10 flower bouquets all over my house.
Then my growling stomach pulled me into this gorgeous display of baked french pastries. And this is where I stood, drooling, until one of my travel companions pulled me away kicking and screaming.
One of the coolest things about Pike's Place was the fresh fish. I wanted to buy a bunch and take it home but then was reminded that we still have 2 days left of car rides, hotels and plane travel. Apparently raw fish wasn't something that anyone I was traveling with thought was a good idea? Hmm....
This guy was a fish packin' fool
Big ole fresh prawns. Yum...
Then came Mr. Eric Freeman. He was playing some good ole tunes and we decided to join him. I asked if he knew any Janis Joplin, he said no but he knew Jimmy Buffett. I asked about Son of a Preacher Man, he said no but he knows Little Richard. Then for giggles I asked if he knew any Toby Keith and I'll be damned if we didn't end up breaking into some "Ain't As Good As I Once Was" and yes...there's video.
These shrimp were as big as my hand. I didn't even know they made shrimp that big!
I was just being a poser here....at the ORIGINAL Starbucks. We had already had our coffee allowance for the day at the non-original Starbucks that you saw us at earlier in this post.
Again with the food, and again I stood and drooled. I felt like I was in Paris where on every corner you walk by the most amazing looking bistro with a display full of breads, quiches and pastries that look too good to be real.
And then there was this...I couldn't figure out if it was a massage parlor or...well, I won't tell you what other thoughts went across my mind. It turned out to be a restaurant - my mind felt shameful and dirty for not assuming that in the first place.
Eww.... Apparently "Monkfish" is a thing...and that thing is ugly and gross.
The "Gum Wall" .... This was just gross. They literally had signage pointing you to it like a landmark. I almost threw up AGAIN just looking at the picture...not gonna say who in my party added to the collection (and it wasn't me)
The End. XOXO~