Today was another fun day in Seattle! We went to a big place downtown called Pike Place Market. It’s very historical, Annie says. At first I thought that meant we were going to another museum, but I was wrong. It was so much fun!
This place is over 100 years old! Wow! And there were a LOT of people walking around and shopping and taking pictures. We took a lot of pictures too! If you want to see more, I have a whole ‘nother album of pictures you can look at right here.
We walked around a lot and I saw people playing music and people selling things they made and lots of families with little kids. It made me miss my family in Osceola and Eden and Mimi, but I will go home soon.
Annie showed me her two favorite things at the Pike Place Market. One is very hard to find. You have to look UP to see it. And most people don’t look up that high so it’s like a secret. I think it’s my favorite thing too. Here it is… a silver girl holding a light bulb. At night, the light bulb turns on.
The other thing that Annie really likes is kind of weird but I think I like it. Imagine a brick wall where every kid in the WORLD stuck a piece of gum. Yeah, that sounds kind of yucky, right?
But when everyone does it, it actually looks kind of pretty. It’s called the Gum Wall and it’s a famous place in Seattle. Everyone who visits Seattle comes here and takes a picture with the Gum Wall, so I did too.
I picked a place to sit where there wasn’t any fresh gum, because I didn’t want to get stuck here forever!
The flowers were so pretty I wanted to buy all of them and take them back to Osceola but Annie said they wouldn’t fit on the plane! So I just took a picture of them. These are tulips and I think they are the prettiest kind of flower!
When we turned around, there was a lady on the other side of us selling soap she makes herself. I didn’t know a person could make soap! It smelled really good.
She was very nice and told us all about how to make soap (it’s not very hard but it takes a lot of time). Then she let me smell ALL the soaps! I liked one the very best, so Annie bought it for me. I am going to sleep with it next to my pillow tonight, that’s how much I love the smell of my new bar of soap!
And guess what? The soap is from Whidbey Island! That’s where we were yesterday when we walked on the big bridge and rode the ferry. Seattle isn’t so big after all!
We walked by a real fish market and I had to look at all the fish. There were a lot of things I didn’t even know about, like octopus and crabs! One of the fishmongers(that’s a person who sells fish!) let me ask him a lot of questions and then we took our picture together because he was so nice to me. People in Seattle are very friendly and nice!
Soon it was time to go home. I was tired of walking so I asked if we could take the bus home. Annie said we would take something way more fun and I would like it a lot.
We went inside a big building and rode up an escalator to a door that said Monorail. I didn’t know what that was. Sometimes I think I don’t know very much about big cities, but Annie is showing me a lot and I’m learning a whole LOT!
A monorail is like a train, only it’s up high and this one only goes one place. Lucky for us, that place is close to home! It was very quiet and smooth and I liked it a lot better than the bus.
And we could see everything! We even saw the big mountains. And lots of tall buildings! And construction cranes that were building even more tall buildings! It was so much fun to ride the monorail! It was like a ride at Disneyland!
We were right next to the Space Needle!!! It is so tall and I felt very small. I want to ride the elevator and go to the top but not today because I’m too tired. We’re going to go soon, though. And Annie says we are going to have some friends come with us. I wonder who that could be? She won’t tell me, she says it’s a surprise. I like surprises!
So that’s my big adventure for today! Now I’m going to go to sleep so I can have another big adventure tomorrow!