Pike Place Market

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Again today we are up rather late for another trip into Seattle.  A simple breakfast of cereal and yogurt and a few minutes to finish our coffee and we’re off again for a day in Seattle.


Today we get to see the world famous Pike Place Market.  We have seen reviews everywhere about it and look forward to a fun time at a wonderful place. And I must say that for most people it would be a great day. Browsing and window shopping the many shops and areas is fun. And watching the fish market antics will bring a smile to anyone's face.  So many things to see.  Each shop is a little different than the next. One is a flower shop, the next is a scarf shop, the next handles card tricks and magic, candles, spice shops, bakeries, and you name it.  And, this place has been around forever.  Well about a hundred years, in fact it began as the fresh produce and fish market for the entire area.

But I must let you know that I didn't get to enjoy very much of it. I was at the time unable to stand for more than a few minutes, so for the day I was wheelchair bound.  And this area is not wheelchair friendly.  In fact, it is not handicap friendly at all. Stairs, steep ramps, very narrow areas, and generally tight, cramped stores made it a bad day for me.  It took us so much more time than you would expect just to get from one place to the next.  With so many people, and the narrow passages, and steps and steep ramps, we ended up spending half the day.


We ate lunch at the Market and then made our way back to Kent, where we packed and said our goodbyes and headed south to Portland.

It’s only about 170 miles south from Kent, Washington to Portland, Oregon, and the trip is on Interstate 5 all the way.  Our Hotel for the night is the Hawthorne Suites, just east of Portland in a suburb named Gresham.  Dinner was at a nice small Chinese Buffet near the hotel.  Plenty of good food and a fortune cookie to boot!

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