We spent another quiet day today planning our Hawaii and New Zealand trips.
It was cloudy and quite cold again, but in the afternoon we ventured downtown to Pacific Place to look around the shops and then made our way back home via Seattle Center. We stopped off for a hot chocolate at Starbucks to warm up and then popped into the Whole Foods Market to pick up some dinner…I love that place – It has everything you could want if you need gluten and dairy free goodies!!
This evening we did some more laundry and packed up our belongings ready for an early start tomorrow morning – Hawaii and the beach here we come….I wonder if I will get my tan soon????
Got up and had breakfast at the hotel – They had a waffle maker so Seio made himself some waffles with maple syrup and I had some gluten-free toast with peanut butter and jelly. I say jelly, because it really is jelly – not jam!! It was very nice though and gave us some energy to keep us warm while we were walking around outside. Actually it wasn’t that cold today – quite fresh with some spells of sunshine here and there.
The Pacific Science Center is also within the park, and just before you reach the Science Center there is a mini fun fair – carousel and all!
The park wasn’t too busy today – a few people dressed in their Halloween costumes were walking around – there were also some scary looking Mexican people getting ready for a play to commemorate ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ – a Mexican & Latin American celebration that falls on All Saints Day and All Souls Day (Nov 1st and 2nd).
From the Seattle Center we followed the Monorail line in the direction of downtown and headed on towards the famous Pike Place Market. Pike Place Market is a Farmer’s Market that has been in operation since 1907 – You can find fresh fish & seafood, fruit & veg, and other local handcrafted goods.
Whilst walking down Post Alley, we came to Pike Place Chowder. Although the shop isn’t much to look at – it’s a cross between a market stall and a café – this place has won awards for its famous chowders. We had to stop and try it , so Seio ordered a small bowl of Clam Chowder and I had the Veggie Chowder, which was made with Coconut milk and Lime!! They were both delicious and really warmed us up…
As we were already downtown, we decided to check out a couple of the shops before heading back towards our hotel.
In the evening we popped out to Whole Foods Market and raided their salad bar again (^^)v I picked up a jar of tomato sauce and we threw together some home-made pizza toast in the evening – it was surprisingly quite nice!!