Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Grand Portland Seattle Adventure Part two

We rolled into Seattle and made our way downtown to the Moore hotel. If you don't mind leopard print carpet, having a bathroom thats down the hall, or waiting in line bit for some of the best customer service you will ever experienced, then the Moore hotel is for you.

The manager at the Moore knows the area extremely well and really enjoys helping people find what they are looking for, even if it is a different place to stay. He was really invested in the three of us loving our time in Seattle.

On one side of the Moore there was a jewelry shop called Fancy. On the other side there was a plushy toy shop called shmancy. According to one of the gentlemen who worked at the hotel there also used to be a Nancy, but she went out of business.

Finding ourselves hungry after our journey we walked around downtown Seattle, watched a drug deal take place, got whistled at a bit and went by recomendation to Mama's Mexican kitchen for some guacamole!

It was around this point that Shane got tired of me taking his picture, and chose to make my choice of documentation a bit more difficult by not posing.

The next morning Abbey got up and ventured on public transportation to find a church that she wanted to check out while in Seattle. I slept in a bit. This is the view from our window.

Shane and I journeyed to top pot doughnuts and enjoy their delicious apple fritters and excellent people watching.

The best of the people watching was this little boy who was eating a doughnut with pink frosting and sprinkles. The doughnut was huge compared to him which made watching him carefully pick up his doughnut trying not get frosting on his fingers, and take as big of a bite as he could absolutely adorable. I couldn't get a picture so just use your imagination.

After doughnuts the three of us met back at the hotel and walked down to the Pike Place Market which was only a few blocks away from the Moore.

We saw a lot of the iconic Pike Place Market stuff, like the throwing fish, and the pig statue, and the original Starbucks.

After the market we rented bicycles at the recyclery, which I would recomend, and took a bike path from the university district to, well I'm not really sure where. It was a beautiful ride though. Here are some of the things that we saw.

A food truck that looks like a pig.

The troll under the bridge.

A picture frame sculpture by the adobe headquarters.

HOUSE BOATS! I want one so badly. They are so splendid.

That evening Abbey and I went to the dock, got ice creme and watched the sun go down. It was lovely.

In the morning after another trip to top pot doughnuts, we checked out of the Moore hotel and drove back to Ashland to watch the fireworks.

Things that I would recommend:
-Rent bicycles especially in Portland ($25)
-The museum of contemporary craft ($6)
-Voodoo Doughnut ($2)
-The Moore Hotel ($89 a night for three people)

The end.

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