Winter Market

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I love a trip to my favorite market (Pike Place, where else?) on a blustery winter's day!

Commuting via ferry from Bainbridge Island is one of the best ways to enjoy the heart of Seattle without the hassle of driving and finding a long term parking spot! Our journey today started out with an unforgettable sunrise that began our adventure on an exhilarating note! A cup of coffee from the ferry concession and a brisk walk around the deck make the thirty-five minute ride fly by!

sunrise on Seattle

Upon arrival, we chose the waterfront path to our destination. I love a stroll past the restaurants, Ferris wheel, curiosity shops, and aquarium park to remind me of how much the Emerald City has to offer. Plus, there is elevator access to the market, which saves me a hill or two when I am spending the day walking!

Getting to Pike Place Market early on a weekend, is a different experience all together. There are few people out, offering  a real chance to take in everything from the brick streets to the neon signs. Produce vendors meticulously arranging their offerings creating living art, the fish throwers lining beds of ice for the fresh catch of the day, colorful flowers being bundled for display, and fabulous eateries creating smells too good to resist, are all part of the market experience that keeps me coming back for more year after year!

Pike Place Market Seattle

After our initial walk through, we decide where we saw the best prices on mussels, clams, scallops and fresh breads. A breakfast stop is next on the agenda and I am always up for a fresh pastry from one of the fabulous bakeries and a cup of Joe from the original Starbucks. We hit the streets of Seattle and enjoy whatever comes our way, until it is time to head back home. Now we are prepared to make our purchases and head back to Bainbridge Island, extremely satisfied with another glorious day in the Pacific Northwest!

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Judy!  Long, long time no see!  Glad to see you back and to hear life is treating you right.  Update me if you get a chance.

Jan 17, 2013 04:23 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Judi - I love this post and I love early morning visits to markets too. It's so much easier to see what's good. Suggested.

Jan 18, 2013 02:15 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Welcome back, Judi.  Yes, it has been a loooooooooong time since you posted here in the Rain (AR).  And it has been a long time since I visited Pike's Market.  Thanks for the memories and best of luck in 2013.  I hope to see you more often.

Jan 18, 2013 02:30 AM