We spent 2 days before Thanksgiving in Seattle, Washington.It is my first time to visit Seattle. I like city a lot. It was a little warmer than Alaska and we were lucky that no rain during our first 2 days.We stayed with my husband's uncle at his apartment in University of Washington campus.I like University area a lot.
First day we spent time in many places becoz our flight arrived very early ( 7 am ) so we had the whole day for sightseeing. We first stopped at Pike Market as my husband's uncle said its a cool place that we shouldnt miss. It was not crowded at all becoz it was very early. Seafood was so fresh.. All King crabs were from Alaska.. I didnt see much King crab in Anchorage super market but it was a lot in here.
The second stop was outside city.. we drove about 30 minutes to pier. I can not remember the name but there are many people fishing. They said sometimes they got Salmon here but today i saw they got only small size squids. The opposit side of the pier we can see Seattle downtown with space needle far away behind tall buildings. Space needle is considered the highlight of Seattle that tourists should not miss.
In the afternoon we drove back to downtown to visit Space needle becoz now the weather is clear incase we want to go up to the top we can see the whole city.
Not far from Space needle is Experience Music Projects ( EMP ). The building style is very unique and modern for me and between building has a Sky train trail get through.
Experience Music Project (EMP) is an interactive music museum featuring American popular music and rock 'n' roll. It is one of Seattle's newer attractions. EMP is the brainchild of Paul Allen, Microsoft-cofounder and well-known figure in the Pacific Northwest. You can get the idea about the roots and future of American music. It is the cool place that people who come to Seattle should not miss. I bought magnet as souvenir from there.
Our second day, we went to Boeing in Everett. It was about 30 minutes driving. We got lost many times becoz the sign was wrong and fog was very thick. It was thick enough to hide the whole Boeing factory. It was sad that we were not allowed to bring camera inside. For me i expected that they would show lot of processes but it was not much at all. I just saw the wings of Boeing 747 lied down on the floor and other side was the air plane body that need to put together with other panels. At least it was worth $5 for the fee.
The last of our trip was on Thannksgiving. The city was so quiet and lot of business closed that day. We bought a lot of grocery from China town, 1 box of dried food, 1 box of fruits and 1 box of vegetable..The owner was very nice, he packed and load in the car for us. The price in Alaska is double for all grocery in Seattle..That's the reason why we bought from there :)
The rest of our day we drove around city and had Vietnamese sandwich for lunch.
There are some pictures of city of our last day below before we take flight at 5.30 pm back to Alaska.
Sky on the way back to Alaska.. this flight we were served Turkey sandwich with wine. The whole flight had 30 passengers including us :)