Housesitting at the harbor
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Yet another research meeting, this time in Seattle. My first evening in Seattle, I walked down to the harbor with a coworker and took a round-trip ferry out to Bainbridge Island at sunset. After the meeting ended, I navigated the bus system out to Ballard and found the home of Cheryl who was out of town when I arrived. Luckily she had a guesthouse in the back which she kept unlocked, so I dropped off my things as she had instructed then took a bus back downtown. My first stop was Pike Place Market where I watched the fish toss and bought some unusual pastas and jellies. After window shopping, I took the bus over to a local place that boasted the best peanut butter and bacon burger in town, which wasn't that bad.
In the morning, I borrowed Cheryl's bike and rode all over Ballard. I stopped by one of the best bakeries I've ever been to, luckily not even a block from Cheryl's house. Upon Cheryl's recommendation, I rode up to Golden Gardens and Chittenden locks to see the fish ladder. The fish ladder was built to help salmon swimming upstream avoid the locks and allows you to watch them jump all the way up.
In the morning, I checked out the farmer's market which was the best farmer's market I'd ever visited. I bought some unusual vegetables that I'd never seen before including garlic flowers and dragon's tongues. I bought some basil ice cream and I also bought some of the best salmon I'd ever tasted, too bad I forgot it in Cheryl's freezer! Back at Cheryl's I watched the Olympics for an hour while enjoying my ice cream before catching the bus to the airport.