Monday, May 10, 2010

a short adventure

Last Sunday afternoon, overwhelmed by the tedium of the week, my husband and I settled onto the couch, laptap between us, in search of adventure.  Before the tedious mood lifted we had booked ferry tickets and a hotel -- 48 hours worth of escape.  Our destination:  Seattle.  It's not too far away, but far enough; and we had never been there.

Our search for Saturday morning breakfast took us to Pike Place Market were we indulged in breakfast tacos and eggs benedict, then passed the morning among the fruit vendors, florists, artisans and street musicians.  There were rows and rows of Mother's Day flowers.

That afternoon we made our way north to Seattle Centre, where we admired the view from the Space Needle and enjoyed watching families play in this spectacular fountian.

The following morning we explored the historic city.  I'm especially pleased with the way this photo juxtaposes the historic and the modern, the natural and the urban.

With only an hour left in Seattle we lounged in the sun and savored strawberries from Pike Place.  They were suprisingly big and sweet for May; maybe is was the sunshine and adventure that tasted so good.
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1 comment:

  1. This was fun to read. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!