After shopping a little more we headed into the Crab Pot to get our seafood fix – and boy did we! This restaurant is so nifty – you order “sea fests” and they come and lay down butcher-like paper on your table and dump and entire bucket of seafood on top of it. They hand you a wooden board and a mallet and let you have at it! It was sooooo yummy! Our bucket of seafood goodness included shrimp, mussels, oysters, crab, salmon, halibut, clams, potatoes and corn. Yeah we killed it! It was soooo good!
Bring it on!
You don't scare me!
Brandon loves him some oysters!
A little Jess love for the shrimp!
My new friend Elliott the Otter!
After filling our tummy’s with seafood goodness we headed to do the Duck tour of Seattle. It was a blast!! If you have never heard of the Duck Tours it is a WWII Amphibious craft that takes you on a land tour through the city of Seattle and then into the water you go! Our guide was Captain Chip Ahoy and he was a hoot! The extravaganza included duckbill noisemakers, jammin’ songs, dancing, and craziness! Some of the things we saw on our tour:
He is riDUCKulous!
Ready to get quacky!
The Space Needle
A picture of the house boat used in Sleepless in Seattle (it's the bluish one next to the boats)
See the house boat with the black front porch awning...it is the smallest house boat on the water. It is 254 sq ft, costs, costs $900 to rent, and has over a 2 year waiting list!
Jess and the crazy captain!
After the crazy duck ride we were going to take the Underground tour of Seattle – but were not going to have enough time, so we made our way back down to Pike’s Place again for some goodies and most importantly cherries! I also had to stop at the original Starbucks! I bet you did not know that the original Starbucks did not serve brewed coffee…just the coffee beans. The creator of Starbucks did not think people would pay $4 for a cup of coffee – boy was he wrong!
Rainier Cherries! Double yum!
Only sold at the original Starbucks
The original Starbucks that opened in 1971
Seattle outdoor seating....they are bolted to the side of the house due to the steep streets..LOL!
More of Pike's Place Market
We then made our way over to West Seattle to meet up with some friends to eat dinner at ___ - it was so yummy too! The atmosphere was so homey and family like. We were bummed that our friends Mike and Angie were not going to be able to join us for dinner due to Mike being under the weather, but much to our surprise Angie came though the door of the restaurant with a bag full of goodies! You guys are the greatest (and the chocolate rocked!). Craig, our other friend we met for dinner drove us around to some areas of West Seattle after dinner and then back to our hotel. Thanks Craig you rock!
It was a busy day! We have a long drive tomorrow – thank goodness we are not sleepless in Seattle :o)
Day 8: Seattle, WA
Weather: Overcast & cool – low 60’s
Jess’ Jibberish & Bran’s Babbles:
- Customer service still exists in this part of the country! Everyone is so nice and will go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of
- At Starbucks you have to stand in a line in order to get in line to order
- Brandon’s new career – window washing while wearing a kilt (this is an actual business)
- The sun rises at the butt crack of dawn 4:30am, and does not fully set until after 10pm
- Brandon wants to move here – actually to Issaquah
- Mount Rainier is ginormous!
So many more pictures to see HERE!