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... of the day, and the primary reason for our visit to Seattle, was our trip to see Gilda's Club Seattle and meet their wonderful executive director, and founder, Anna Gottlieb.
The mission of Gilda's Club is to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. It is a free, community based support program that offers people living with cancer opportunities to give and receive understanding, support, education, and even a few laughs. Gilda Radner learned that ...
... on, a duo who mostly played guitar and hurdy gurdy, they even sung a sea shanty that they'd obviously picked up from back home if the mention of the 'humber' in the song had anything to do with it. At least I'm pretty sure the only humber they'd sing about is the humber in Yorkshire?
Saturday was also the first time I've had cuban food, in a restaurant called 'Sol Food'. It took me ages perusing the menu to decide that I was A) going to choose something unusual and ...
... Not even Patrick Jane style meditation techniques worked. So I was tired even before I began my epic day.
We got down to business early. Sarah decided to join Seb and I for a Coastie reunion, and the three of us hired bikes from the hostel. After a delicious free breakfast of eggs (creepy looking white eggs), we quickly ducked into the markets to buy some fresh essentials for the day. My choices were half a baguette, navel oranges, a heckload of green ...
... and headed to Pike Place Market. It was already crowded with tourists. The line at the original Starbucks was out the door. Dozens of stalls selling fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables (Ranier cherries, Yum! ) and of course, huge amounts of Seafood plus the normal assortment of tshirts and souvenirs.
After wandering around the area, we headed up towards our tour pickup point. ...
... paralleled the railroad tracks going north. Unfortunately the tracks were too far from road to see any trains. When we got to Napavine we found a laundromat and outside the grocery store the owners were giving away hot dogs so we had lunch and washed our clothes. From there we went on to Olympia for gasoline then on to Vashon Island. ...