We went to Seattle for a very special occasion – my birthday! The weather was perfect for walking around the city. We started our day strolling around the iconic Public Market at Pike Place. Then we hopped on the monorail for a short ride to the Space Needle. The view from the top was spectacular! There are snow covered peaks visible all around Seattle, including Mt. Rainier, which is 60 miles away as the crow flies. Just beautiful! Then we were back on the monorail to the market where we strolled some more and watched the fish mongers tossing fish around their store. We took a short walk over to the waterfront and rode the “Great Wheel”, a huge Ferris wheel that extends out over the bay and also has spectacular views. (I loved it! Ed, the roller coaster king, was very “nervous”.) Then we walked back to the market and had a delicious lunch at the Athenian Restaurant. There is a seat at the counter designated as where Tom Hanks was filmed having lunch in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. That was our brush with greatness. After lunch we strolled some more, purchased some swordfish steaks for supper, then headed home. The swordfish was fabulous! It was a wonderful day. Claudia
Ed and Claudia always dreamed of retiring and travelling the country in their motorhome. They retired in 2013 and this is the continuing story of their adventures on the road.