It's a long way from the East Coast to the West Coast--to get from here to there, the better part of the day is spent flying.
I'd never been to the Pacific Northwest before. Although I was only there for two days, Seattle lived up to its reputation for being a vibrant city with incredible coffee, great city living and urban design, and grey skies and frequent rain. I was there to see my niece Hannah star in her 25th play, and she was fanfabulous.
Seattle is the home of Starbucks. The first shop was opened there, and here it is, located just outside the Public Fish Market.
Of course, life is not just about coffee (though first thing every morning I often think that's all it's about!) I don't drink anymore, but I still love the romance and elegance of wine bottles.
Seattle has a huge indoor/outdoor public market, and I found myself looking for signs (as I'm prone to do these days):
The "sign" here is simply how beautiful oranges can be...And the "sign" here is how beautiful JB can be trying on hats:
I apologize for not including a city history lesson with this photojournal, but it's the best I could do at this late hour as I now sit in Palm Desert California, the third stop of a week's vacation. I can at least tell you this is Seattle's Space Needle, for which it is very famous, followed by another weather report and photo of a typical Seattle landscape.
More to come....