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Summer in the city (of Seattle)

August 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Highlights of a trip to Seattle.

I have extremely good weather every time I go to Seattle.  It is usually cloudless, with blue skies, and visibility that reveals Mount Rainier.  My Seattle friends tell me that I shouldn’t expect such unsusual weather if I leave Los Angeles for Seattle, but I’m beginning to think all the talk of Seattle rain is myth to keep housing prices affordable.

I stayed with friends who live in the Queen Anne neighborhood.  The neighborhood is named after the architectural style of many of the single family homes in the neighborhood.  They live near the top of the hill a brief walk from Kerry Park which affords impressive views of the Puget Sound, Space Needle, Seattle Skyline, and Mount Rainier.  What a spectacular and gorgeous place to go for a morning or evening walk!  If you are visiting seattle you will want to stop off at the park as so many tour busses and vans do.

We enjoy trying beer and restaurants wherever we go.  I provide a list of where we visited here and link out to my Yelp reviews to give you the deets:

Besides spending time with our friends we enjoyed visiting the museum formally known as the Experience the Music Project and now known as the EMP as they’ve expended beyond music into sci-fi and pop culture.  We enjoyed the Nirvana exhibit, the making of Avatar exhibit, and the studio lab where non-musicians get to learn elementary lessons about rock music.

We also did a tour of the Olympic Sculpture Park.  Great outing.

My favorite experience as watching North Pacific salmon at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks .

Categories: food, seattle