*Cue the Frasier theme song.* A Day in Seattle, WA

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Hello all! I have been excited to share our day in Seattle with you all week! So you may or may not know, Luke and I love the 90’s show, “Frasier”. We’ve seriously watched the entire series at least 2 times possibly 3. The sitcom is based in Seattle so of course we’ve always wanted to go, well we finally made it!

Pike Place Market

Our first stop in town was Pike Place Market. A Seattle staple of fresh seafood, veggies, flowers, and locally made goods. It is also host to several restaurants and retail stores. Pike place market is conveniently located near the pier so you can shop around then walk over to the pier to enjoy your goods.

We made sure to follow the arrows and mask up!
You”ll notice a shot of Arcade No. 6 in “Sleepless in Seattle” which I watched for the first time in Seattle! (It’s on Netflix now, you’re welcome 😉
View from the edge of Pike Place Market

Pier 57 and the Seattle Dog

Pier 57

We did not budget for a ride on the great wheel but that’s okay, we enjoyed the view and decided we’d more enjoy a Seattle Dog for brunch (we really like eating if you haven’t noticed…). The Seattle dog is one for the books and I’d recommend all you foodies try it if you haven’t. Luke read about it before we headed into the city and was determined we find one.

Pro tip; the smaller hot dog carts are cheaper and supposedly just as good so that should be your first try. Unfortunately they’re not out at this time so we swung for “The Frankfurter”. We each got a hot dog. Now you may be wondering, “What’s a Seattle dog anyways?” Picture it, beautiful toasty buns , gourmet sausage, grilled peppers and onions, topped with cream cheese. Oh yes. I know, I wasn’t too sure about the cream cheese before I tried it, but it works. Cream cheese has a way of making just about anything tastier.

The frankfurter
The frankfurter

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

After brunch we popped into Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. If you know me,you know I love anything with the words “Ye Olde” in it. In fact I add it quite often to any place we visit. It’s fun to say and you can’t stop me.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Ye Olde Curiosity shop was indeed host to a variety of curious items. There was a 2-headed calf, a four legged chicken, and a couple of preserved bodies. Below you’ll find Sylvia, an immigrant from the 1800’s believed to have died of a virus. I think her face captures how most of us are feeling about 2020 quite well. Beside her you’ll see several shrunken heads.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

The Gum Wall

The gum wall of Seattle is also a walk-able distance from Pike Place Market. Truthfully it kind of grosses me out but we saw it and it seems to make people happy so, there ya go.

Gum wall Seattle

Archie McPhee and the Rubber Chicken Museum

Archie McPhee

We were told you can’t stop by Seattle without going to Archie Mcphee’s, so that’s what we did next. A fun shop full of quirky gifts, creepy taxidermy and doll making supplies, and a lot of stuff in between. They’re also host to THE RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM! Yes, I know I was excited too. We also got lucky enough to visit on the store’s 37th anniversary so they were giving out free rubber chickens. Believe you and me we have enjoyed those rubber chickens thoroughly.

Archie McPhee
Posing with our free rubber chickens
Archie McPhee
The Wallingford Beast
Archie McPhee

Ta-da! The rubber chicken museum. Host to rubber chickens from all the decades with plaques telling you of all their uses. Free admission and quite a fun time.

Archie McPhee
Archie McPhee
Luke posing with his new woman friend at Archie McPhee.
Archie McPhee
Personally my favorite family in the store
Archie McPhee
Okay okay, so not only do they have hands for your fingers BUT tinier hands for your finger hands!? Amazing.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room

Seattle is home to the world’s first Starbucks and the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and tasting room. You can tour the facility as they roast the beans (which we did) and sample blends that haven’t been introduced to the chain stores yet. It was such a pretty building with good coffee and good vibes

Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room
Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room
The worker inspecting the coffee beans
Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room
I love how it looks like a coffee laboratory.
Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room

Capitol Hill District

We wanted to stop by the Capitol Hill district (formerly the site of Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) and see what we could see. CHAZ has just disbanded a few days before and there were many memorials and reminders throughout the area.

Capitol Hill seattle wa
George Floyd memorial
George Floyd Tribute
Okay so I just thought this was interesting because I’ve never seen so many posters layered on a pole.

Seattle Space Needle

The space needle has not reopened for tours at the point but I promise you the best view is from the International fountain. It’s just an ethereal type experience with the music coming from the fountain.

International fountain and space needle seattle wa
International fountain
Artwork is all around you at the International Fountain

Bok a Bok Chicken

Bok a Bok Chicken

I let Luke take charge of the food excursions for our day in Seattle because he’d fixed a lot of stuff on the RV recently and he makes pretty good food choices. So our late lunch stop was at Bok a Bok Chicken, where your delicious chicken sandwich is air-dried, hand-dipped and double fried. No regrets. We also tried their kimchi mac n’ cheese which was super yummy and filling. I got the Yuzu Green Chili chicken sammy and Luke tried the spicy. Reasonably priced, prettily packaged, and yummy-licious food. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Bok a Bok Chicken
Bok a Bok Chicken
We ate at the park just down the road. All together a lovely day.

That wraps up our time in Seattle, did we get to do it all? Probably not, but we were pleased with what we saw and we had to get back to teach some evening classes. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed our Seattle recommendations and food excursions! Drop a comment or just say hi, thanks for traveling with us! Last week’s post here.

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7 Comments

  1. Yvonne Bond says:

    Love your Seattle pics! I’ve been there twice and enjoyed it both times. Beautiful scenery! Delicious unique food choices! The ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island was cheap and a beautiful experience. So glad you got to experience this beautiful area.

    1. lillardkelsey says:

      The ferry sounds like a neat experience! We’ll have to try it next time 🙂 and thank you, we certainly enjoyed it!

  2. Sherlylynn Pierce says:

    I am so thankful you two let us take this journey with you.

    1. lillardkelsey says:

      We are so very happy to have you following along :)!

  3. Mary Welch says:

    Kelsey and Luke, I tagged Bro. Don and Linda in some pictures of places I think you are close to. A guy we know from here, Garry Swartz post on FB.. He lives in Seattle now, I think or in that area. He visits all those lakes and state parks all around, Washington, Oregon. Maybe look at his FB, may give you places you didn’t know you were close to. Ya’ll be safe!

    1. lillardkelsey says:

      Thanks so much! We’ll check it out!

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