Monday, June 14, 2010

To market, to market

Shopping is one of my least favorite activities. I generally avoid any kind whenever possible. Except for this place.

When we began planning this trip I knew that the one place I wanted to return to was Pike's Market in old Seattle. We arrived early this morning just as the vendors were still setting up their shops.

I think what I like most about it is the colors that are everywhere, from the fruit and vegetable stands to the rows of fresh floral arrangements wrapped in white butcher paper. I told Zeus that if I lived here there would be fresh flowers in my house all the time.

We purchased a number of fruits to enjoy on the trip, knowing that they had to be eaten before crossing the northern border tomorrow afternoon. I don't think that will be a problem.

Of course, what would Seattle and Pike's Market be without the fish stands? I will probably have nightmares tonight.

$1.32 (paper dollar in the airport)


Wendy said...

Fruits and Fish--good; flowers--not so much. The Allergy / Asthma Sufferer....

KFinley said...

I love Pike's Place! Such a fun shopping district!

Sharyn said...

You ARE on the road. I have taken a number of visitors to Pike Street and you know I've never been there myself? Usually when I'm in Seattle I have spots I HAVE to hit ;)
Merciful Journey~ Did you come up I5, Did you pass by Kalama?