Inn at Virginia Mason
Travel Blogs from Seattle
It is hard to really believe, on such quintessential fall day in Seattle, by turns wet and crisp, that I will be skipping out on all this. That for me, the next six months hold out the promise of pale sand, steep ocean blues, jungles of green, a strong equatorial sun, air thinned by a jagged spine of mountains, and a Christmas celebrated the same ...
... nice city, quite similar to San Francisco but not that much to see/do unless you are into museums and touristy things like duck boat tours and going up the Space Needle which we are not. We walked along the waterfront and then went to the Pike Place Market which is famous for the fresh fish it sells as well as the beautiful flowers. Grabbed some food from the market for ...
Off early to the Olympic sculpture park ( famous in art circles for innovatory design in a difficult location - betw railway and a freeway !) was v well done with some good urban sculpture not too overblown and great landscaping ! Specially like the half submerged house... I then continued down towards the shoreline park trail up to abandoned metal gantries...fabulous views of bay and distant snow-capped mountains on a wonderful sunny day ! Then walked uphill ...
... of people . . . and a farmer's market . . . it is a 7-days a week operation, 365 . . . but especially crowded on a warm, sunny, Sunday!!
We had the usual wait for a cab . . . but eventually got dropped at the beginning of the market, right in front of a little bistro . . Bacco Cafe & Wine Bar . . . Carol checked out the breakfast menu . . . and declared that this little bistro, half outdoors and half in would work for breakfast . . . it was about a 10-minute ...
After leaving Portland on the bus still ****** I had a few hours to sober up before getting to Seattle, navigating to my new couchsurfing host (Erich) and then getting ****** again! This seemed to follow much of the pattern for Seattle. No sooner had I arrived, discussed every single slang word for genetalia, and not stop laughing for a few hours, we were hitting the bars (based a bit out of town so these were more quiet little bars). Lennys was the favourite haunt, basically like ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility