This day we took the ferry across the Puget Sound to spend the day in Seattle. Our first stop was to Le Panier Very French Bakery in Pike Place Market. A and I went there back in 2007, the last time we were in Seattle, and I've been dreaming of going back there ever since. We shared the same pastries we had the last time we were there and K had a piece of super chocolate-y mousse pie. I wanted to head back there before we left Seattle but never had the chance to so I guess we'll just have to go there again ;)
From there we headed over to Pike Place Market and spent a long time exploring all of the vendor booths.
K picked out a blue hair twist for herself and a pink (or maybe purple) one for her cousin, E.
One of the great things about going around Thanksgiving is we still get the nice Fall weather with a bit of the Fall color, but also get to see the Christmas decorations like these awesome pigs on the roof of Pike Place.
After we left Pike Place Market we walked over to the Tram depot and found out they had a free carousel running in the middle of their downtown square. We were the only ones riding and as it turned out there was a photographer there from the Seattle Times who had been waiting for someone to ride so he could take some pictures for the paper. Unfortunately we weren't going to be in Seattle the next day so we never got to see the pictures of K in the paper but at least we got some cute ones of her ourselves.
**UPDATE** My dad was able to find the article and her picture in the Seattle Times online version!**
From there we took the Tram to the Space Needle. I really wanted to go to the top of the Space Needle since we didn't do that the last time we were there and I had heard that if you eat lunch in their restaurant that they waive the fee to go to the observation area. This was a GREAT decision! The food was delicious and the views were absolutely amazing. We had such a good time and took a million pictures.
Check out these spiders. They totally look 3-D but are actually just painted on the roof.
When we finished lunch we went out to the observation deck and took a few more pictures of downtown.
On our way back to the Ferry we stopped in the Starbucks in the middle of downtown. While it isn't the original Starbucks, at least we got some coffee drinks from the Mother Land.
It was an awesome day! I really love Seattle and am already looking forward to going back and visiting the Children's Museum which was on our list for this trip but we ended up running out of time.
Goodbye Seattle. Until we meet again...