Today I played tourist and explored my new home in the greater Seattle area. The foodie in me made the first stop the most obvious: Pikes Place Market. The fresh seafood, the kitschy shops, and the combination of tourists and locals intermingled was fun.
Perhaps my big shock being the small town girl, was the price of parking. Even in Milwaukee I do not pay $5 an hour for public parking. Despite the sticker shock, I was determined to enjoy the sights and smells of the famous market.
Of course there are the usual delights; THE FIRST STARBUCKS -- there seems to be one on every corner in Seattle -- the seafood folks who I remember from my Fish! seminar in college, street performers, petitioners looking for my signature, and a lingering smell of incense that I can still smell several hours later while I hang out at, you guessed it, a Starbucks.
I have to snatch my internet somewhere while I still move in.
On a random side note, if there are any foodies in the Seattle area who want to meet up over coffee or introduce me to a wonderful local restaurant, let me know. But just an FYI, I only hang out with fellow nerds since I have an inferiority complex that needs to be kept tabs on.