Friday, June 28, 2013

Seattle: Gum Wall

Getting back to my trip earlier this month to Seattle (did I tell you I love this town?), here I am standing in front of the Gum Wall outside the Market Theater down by the waterfront Pike's Place Market.
Rumor has it that the gum on this wall started when patrons of the Market Theater were not allowed to chew gum inside the theater. So people started to stick their ABC gum (Already Been Chewed gum) to the brick wall. 
As gross as it sounds, the wall is actually a pretty colorful display which is constantly being added to.
If you ever have an opportunity to travel to Seattle, you don't want to miss it!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Once upon a time . . .

Forty-two years ago today, I met this kind, funny, wonderful man. He was my soul-mate; the love of my life. I miss him more than words can say, but he has a place in my heart for eternity.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Morning Flea Market Shopping

Today I got up early to go to the Antique Market. I needed to go to a few stores in this area any way, so I thought I could kill two birds with one stone. Actually THREE birds, because I have to fast today for a routine test I am having tomorrow morning so this would keep me from being tempted to eat. I already am SO hungry, I don't know how I'm going to make it until tomorrow!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seattle: Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is one of the historical areas of Seattle. This is the location of the tourist attraction called The Underground Tour which was started by Bill Speidel in 1954 as a way to preserve this area.

I love how there are flowers everywhere in Seattle, even in the allies.

Below is a photo of The Scandinavian-America Bank back in the 1900's.

And here is the same building today.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seattle: Pike Place Market

Last week I flew out to Seattle to attend my nephew's wedding. One of the sites everyone told me not to miss was Pike Place Market along the waterfront. I wish I lived locally so I could have taken home some of the gorgeous flower bouquets, mouth-watering fresh produce and fresh seafood of all kinds. 
Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Pike Place Market is where retailers like Starbucks and Sur la Table got their start.

The original Starbucks at Pikes Market.

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