Day 17: To Market, To Museum, To Museum
Trip Start Jun 05, 2008
24Trip End Jun 24, 2008
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Today's photos: Kory and Kelsey and Matthew
I typed a very lovely entry for this day and managed to lose my web connection before it updated. So here's a more succinct review of our day:
Pike Place Market - a great place to visit, but extremely crowded on the weekends, as some locals forewarned us. We're going back on Monday. Gorgeous flowers and produce, lots of arts/crafts/flea market and touristy type wares, too.
Olympic Sculpture Park - enjoyed art and the outdoor and bay area at the same time.
Rode the Monorail to Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World's Fair. Lots of museums and performance venues are now located there. We went to the Experience Music Project and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, museums that are co-located in one very unique looking building. Kelsey and Matthew both learned to play the bass line of "Louie Louie," although Kelsey was quite disappointed they didn't offer a similar experience on the banjo.
Only Matthew and I did the SciFi museum - I thought my own enthusiasm would not be that great, but it turned out that it's not just about scifi movies, but about scifi books, too, and actually I read a fair number of those in my younger days. (Anybody out there used to read OMNI magazine? It certainly helped develop my love of short stories.) Andre Norton, the scifi writer who lived in Murfreesboro for many years prior to her death in 2005, is a member of the Hall of Fame - right there with Asimov, Clarke, George Lucas, Rod Serling, and many more.
Even Matthew said his feet were tired tonight, and once we dragged back to the hotel, I was qutie content to stay in and have leftovers for supper!