So Jacqui and I went to Seattle, and it out to have been an ideal time because the weather turned perfect and stayed perfect. This vibrant city surprised, amused, and entertained us.
We were at the Pike Place Market, where fishmongers toss salmon around like Frisbees. This is an enchanting midtown bazaar with independent energy, as hundreds of Washington state farmers, craftspeople and street performers overrun Pike Street.
Seattle has dozens of neighbourhoods spread across its area, connected by bridges spanning freshwater lakes and the saltwater resonance. Each has its own vibe, its own heartbeat and its own hardware store.
Bring on Seattle coffee and the newspaper, whose headlines glare with merriment without incident.