Being retired I get to do a variety of things, and this last week it was a 4 day excursion as chaperone and navigator for my husband, the bus driver for a High School band tour. Eight hours over the mountains, through US customs, along the nerve racking Interstate 5 highway took us into the city center of Seattle, the largest seaport city in the US Northwest.
Seattle's landmark, the Space Needle built for Expo 1962
We thoroughly enjoyed this 'Stage Band' at all 4 of their concerts.
A great group of students!
Our evenings we were on our own so we took a brisk walk from our hotel to another one of Seattle's landmarks, Pike Place Market, to catch the hustle and bustle of the public market at the end of the day.
Fresh seafood stalls seemed to dominate the market with 'fishy' smells and energetic sellers.
Salmon on ice.
Colourful pepper bundles.
The seasons fresh blooms.
A pleasant walk along Alki Beach and savouring delicious clam chowder at the Chowder House, overlooking the city scape and Puget Sound completed our last evening. It was a whirlwind tour on the fast lanes through the city with my eyes glued to freeway signs and maps, and my ears tuned to "Curtis" our GPS who wasn't always reliable. Going on the road trip was an adventure, but it is sweet to be back on Canadian soil safe and sound.