|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
W A T E R C O L O R S
Notes from the Deckle Edge
I started with my pic of the iconic Space Needle yesterday, so I'll continue with that little jaunt today. Although it was overcast in the morning, it cleared up by lunchtime. We had a quick snack at the Armory. We picked up some chips and a drink at the BBQ venue. Funny enough...they didn't carry BBQ chips. We gained the observation deck when the weather had cleared and had great views, but unfortunately we didn't see Mt. Ranier. I imagine it would have to be a perfectly clear day to see the peak from town. Anyway, after our trip to the observation deck of the Space Needle, we headed to the Armory again to eat lunch. By that time it was a little warm thus a cool place to eat was appreciated. After a quick Mod Pizza, we caught the monorail (one rail - has tires) and then walked to the Seattle Public Library. Terrific architecture! Picked up a TARDIS postcard for my youngest at the great little shop inside. Then we headed to the Bainbridge Island Ferry, which I consider The best value in town for sightseeing. $8 each adult round trip ticket. We sat at the back and looked at the beautiful Seattle skyline as we headed to Bainbridge Island. (This is important: You won't be able to see the view from the comfort of the inside on the way back. Instead your view will be everyone shivering on deck and taking selfies. So definitely take in the view of Seattle on the way over to the island.) Comfortable seats, snacks and drinks available - it was fantastic. We sat next to a gentleman returning home with his grandson and he shared his extensive knowledge of the area with us. It was a highlight to be sure. While you're on the Island be sure to partake of at least one scoop at Mora Iced Creamery. We ordered a "split scoop" which is your choice of two flavors. It was quite tasty! Top it off with a trip inside the Bainbridge Island Art Museum as you head back down to the ferry. The children's section is worth the trip and you can purchase the books in the gift shop. Paperback was around $7.50. Do be aware that shops close early on Sunday, so plan accordingly. Back to my brushes.
"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where it goes is what inspires me to travel it." - Rosalia De Castro
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