Seattle (Day 1): An Extreme Walking Tour [Part 3]

Its taken me a little more than a week but I finally got together the final part of Day 1 in Seattle to wrap up the Extreme Walking Tour.

To give you an idea of time, we started with Part 1 at around 9am or so.  The bus ride to the Museum of Flight took quite a bit of time. By the time, we wrapped up Part 2 after the Seattle Aquarium, we were in the 4-5pm range, I’d say.

1) Pike Place Market

Our first stop was to make a little pit stop at Pike Place Market which was just across and up the stairs/slope depending which way you chose to go.

Pike Place Market

Up there, the market was cool with lots of beautiful fresh flowers and fruits/meats, etc.  It was really awesome.  I didn’t have a whole lot of time because my mom’s friend really wanted to go see The First Starbucks!

Pike Place Market

The First Starbucks!

She was a brave lady, I tel you that. The line up was out the door.  We stood around for 20-30 minutes waiting for her as she went in to buy a cup as a souvenir for her friend.   Now that, my friends, is dedication.  I wanted to get a tea but no tea is worth waiting in line for that long crowded in a tiny space.

2) Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

I talked about this one before in a photo challenge and I’m not exactly sure what else I can say.

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

Underground Tour

Underground Tour

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is pretty entertaining if you’re into a little sarcastic humor about the whole underground city under that area as you walk among the ruins. How the city was burnt down and then rebuilt and all the crazy history behind that. Informative and fun and just the type of humor I liked.  I really enjoyed it and would totally recommend it if you are into this sort of thing.

3) Pier 66 and the Waterfront

Our next stop was straight back to the harbor waterfront to check out where we would be boarding the next day and scope out the area.

Pier 66

Seattle Waterfront

I love waterfronts in general but Seattle’s waterfront is definitely very pretty.  Its just really calm (despite the construction area next to the Seattle Aquarium).  We walked along pretty much the whole waterfront all the way to our next stop…

4) Olympic Sculpture Park

Our last stop for Day 1 is Olympic Sculpture Park.  I think that there’s a different path at the bottom of the route that we took which is uphill and working downwards.  I didn’t do any research on this but the way we went upwards, we went through some gardens with sculptures along the way.  Its pretty abstract art in my opinion so I wasn’t totally into it but the garden itself had some nice flowers.  I didn’t put any flowers since I can show those any time but these should be the highlight.

olympic sculpture park

olympic sculpture park

olympic sculpture park

olympic sculpture park

The last sculpture here is the coolest feature here.  At least I thought it was.  This is a metallic tree.  I mean its all metal and it blends right into the environment except when the sun hits it at a certain angle and there’s a reflection.  Now that is impressive, right?

After 3 parts, we’re finally done Day 1 of Seattle.  Man, only one day of my vacation done but I wanted to get together some good posts together while I sifted through my photos.  While Alaska was the highlight, Seattle was extremely pretty as well so we’ll take our time with this vacation’s post 🙂 I’ll be back with Day 2 in Seattle soon.

If you missed Part 1 & 2, you can find them Here and Here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Signs sometimes mean a little more than they seem. We can find a joke in some misleading or misspelled signs or just certain that just bring up memories or others that alert us of something going on.  It reflects the culture and the region and the environment you are in.

This week’s photo challenge was THE SIGN SAYS.

CROSSING THE BORDER INTO USA on Saturday!

I'm not the one driving...haha!

I’m not the one driving…haha! Thats how I can take this fab pic for you 😉

Right before we cross..its the exciting moment before we see the US customs.

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Waiting for our turn to go see the US borders officer who will in turn ask us in a serious tone where we’re going and why? Shopping run to get Gatorade and food…Usually thats when we get a blank stare and they just let us go.

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At Champlain Centre, they even have bilingual signs for one and also, they don’t say Smoke free but Tobacco Free. Hmm…interesting! I’ve been here a few times but its the first time I noticed it!

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This Starbucks ad sign was all cute and angled nicely. I found it inside the Target.  I thought it made the drink, Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino look extremely delicious.  Even if I can’t drink this…Attractive ad though!

You’ve seen my Plattsburgh trip in what I found and now, its measured by the signs I saw 😉 Creative, right? (Please say yes…)

This is my response to this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says.  Check it out HERE!