Tuesday, October 1, 2013

West Seattle Weekend Wrap Up: A visit from the Parents!

Last Friday night, my Pop and Rosemary picked me up in Portland we we headed north to Seattle.

Our summer Friday night hot spot this year has been Cactus so it was fitting now that summer is coming to an end that we had one last meal at this Alki hot spot.

Wine, beer and margaritas flowed and the food, as always was outstanding!

Saturday we had a rare September rain storm producing record rainfall, high winds, power outages and flooding.  Instead of heading out on a ferry across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, we went downtown and toured Pike Place Market.  

The market opened in August of 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operating markets in the States.  The market sees 10 million visitors annually.

In addition to food, fresh fish and flowers, the market is home to crafts people and merchants selling everything from photographs to lavender soap.

While one could easily "graze" their way through the food stalls and shops, we took advantage of one of the numerous eating and drinking establishments right in the market, Lowell's founded in 1957.  Lowell's is an old market standby on three levels with Elliot Bay views and self-described as "almost classy".

We had bloody Mary's, cod and turkey sandwiches and deep fried shrimp for lunch before spending Saturday afternoon back in West Seattle playing Mexican Train and relaxing with our Oregon Ducks.