In Seattle, we were cheated. The fires from British Columbia made Rainier, Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, and St. Helens all but disappear. Yet, …
Seattle won us over with a casual warmth of companionship and a promise of adventure. The city reflects the faces of vast cultures with a keen, foreign temperament. It is a city of great triumph and balance.
The Space Needle shined. The Pike Place Public Market rocked. Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture was intriguing. And, the rooftop bars and sailing cruises were fun. We just couldn’t see the mountains.
First of all, the food lived up to its reputation. The patio at Maximillien’s is worth it. Barolo was our first stop across from our hotel, but I’d recommend it to anyone for some end of the day bubbles. However, Michael Mina’s RN74 was the bomb.
The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibits are spectacular.