There’s nothing stamping related today to share. For those that want to read on about our day here in Seattle, sit a spell! Tomorrow we board the cruise ship to Alaska and there might be some stamping things after our meet and greet in the evening.
I have to say, Seattle is a hummin’ place! There seems to be more people walking around than driving. It’s about 6:00 pm here and with Matt taking a snooze behind me and the windows open, I hear lots of commotion outside our hotel. The breeze is fabulous here!
This morning: Matt, Jan, Darrell and I woke up early to head down to Pike’s Market for a good bagel breakfast. Great Tully’s coffee! Strolled thru the market, smelling flowers and fish!
Speaking of fish, the FISH throwing guys were a blast and if you haven’t seen their motivational video of how they got famous, you can watch a clip here. Just a bunch of guys who wanted to bring more fun into work so they started throwing fish to eachother and interacting with customers in a whole new way!
Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot, Rachel, a bronze cast piggy bank that weighs 550 pounds, has been located since 1986. Rachel was designed by local artist Georgia Gerber and modeled after a pig (also named Rachel) that lived on Whidbey Island and was the 1977 Island County prize-winner. Rachel receives roughly US$6,000–$9,000 annually in just about every type of world currency. (and I did my part!)
After we left the market, we took the local transit to a Japanese Garden located within the Washington Park Arboretum. A 3 1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. Koi fish, bridges and tons of plants and trees I cannot pronounce the names of – breathtaking!
For history about Pike’s Market and more than you would ever really need to know, go HERE.