Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pike Place Market

What can I say?
Complete opposite of where we live.
Beautifully green.
Did I mention green?

I loved every second we were in the Northwest, and if it were feasible for us to move there, I'd do it tomorrow. Alas. There's this slight complication called "Brad's job." Highly unlikely that his clients will follow him that far. So for now, I have my memories.

And Brad constantly reminds me that we didn't have a typical Seattle weekend--only on rainy day. I don't care. I'd love rain every day.

We spent one afternoon in Seattle's famous Pike Place Market. It didn't disappoint.
The Pike Place pig.  Brad's cousin, who acted as our tour guide, said, "If the kids get separated, meet at the pig.  You'll know it when you see it."  She was right.

And the infamous Gum Wall.  For all its chewed gooey-ness and yuckiness, it was actually quite colorful and interesting.  How could we arrive at such a tourist site without gum?  A super kind lady shared her pre-chewed bounty with the kids, and they were thrilled to add to the collage.
Brad's cousins had their kids there, and from the moment Lily and Daisy laid eyes on each other, they were bosom buddies. Siamese twins. Completely inseparable and darling together. For three solid days. It was fun to watch.
We called them the "Flower Girls," for obvious reasons, and they wanted jewelry to wear "forever" to remember each other.  They ended up with these cute rose rings, after much, much, MUCH deliberation. 
Now they email each other constantly and have even tried to skype and call.  I wish they were closer.  Daisy summed it up when she asked her mother where Lily had been:  "Why did I not know Lily even existed?"

It was a great trip.

Linking up to P and Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.

Did you miss me last week?
Jenny Matlock


  1. How fun that they hit it off so well. Maybe they can room together at the Y one day!


  2. It sounds like a wonderful time. It's still cool and sunny up here - 73 today and just right. Too bad the Island wasn't in the cards, but perhaps next time!

  3. What a great trip and the gum wall??? who knew?:)
    love the rings and the forever friendships...girls are great aren't they??
    have a happy day

    missed you and looking forward to catching up!

  4. Love the pics....and what sweet girls. How fun to meet a new friend/cousin! With two sibs in Seattle, we've done the tourist thing a few times..and it never gets old. Hoping to head there in Feb. to see a new niece or nephew! :)

  5. Seattle is the best. One of my best friends lives there and I'm long overdue for a visit. Now the trick is trying to find your gum when you go back for another visit.

  6. Their rings are so pretty. How wonderful that they have gotten along so well.

  7. Daisy and Lily? Flower rings? Sounds like a forever friendship to me.

  8. We have sat on that pig!! Such a fun place!!
    I have never seen that gum wall though - kind gross and kinda cool at the same time - LOL.
    That is so neat that the girls had so much fun - sounds like they made a grand friendship!

  9. The gum wall.
    I'm not sure what to think about that.

    It's so cute the girls had a great time. Awesome to reconnect with family.

    Looks like you've had such a great time.

  10. What a wonderful Alphabe Thursday post. There is something special when you meet a kindred spirit, a la Anne of Green Gables. Seattle looks a lot like Vancouver and Granville Market. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

  11. WOW, pigs, gum and rose rings. What more could a P post need:) Glad you had the Perfect trip!

  12. Looks like a fantastic trip, complete with rings! I have to say, my jaw dropped at the Gum Wall.

  13. Pikes Market was one of the highlights of our trip to Seattle. Loved it!

  14. Gosh, I'm so sorry you have to come back to this awful heat and humidity after such a lovely trip!

    I've never seen the gum wall. I'll have to check it out next time!

    I loved the story of the neat that they clicked!

    Thanks for a perfect little link for the letter 'P' this week.

    I always enjoy seeing what you're up to.


  15. ah man, seattle?! i wish i'd known. you were only 3 1/2 hrs from me! :) so glad you enjoyed pike's place & the gum wall (weird to think of your kids handling someone else's DNA-covered gum, lol)! seattle's a magical place, mr LKP & i even honeymooned there, and it was the perfect backdrop to our adventures & shenanigans. you'll have to let me know the next time you're up for a visit! ::hugs::

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