Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The day after the first day...

...also known as day 2.
We slept in a bit before returning our rental car and then made our way back into town to explore the market.
We tasted and purchased some yummy tea.
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Then, we found some yummy gyroes for lunch. (Think NYC street meat in a pita.) We both ordered lamb and it didn't dissapoint.
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We found some public tables just around the corner here.
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After lunch, we explored a bit more of the market.
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For a non-fish eater like me, the smell wasn't fantastic.
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But the sights were beautiful.
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I'm not sure who this guy is, but he lives in an apartment overlooking the market filled with tourists. I thought he was interesting.
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We also visited the original Starbucks. There was a line to get in the door, but it was fun to see where it all started.
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This has to be the smartest street band in Seattle. They stationed themselves outside the busiest starbucks in the world (I can't back that statement up. It just sounded good.)
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This guy, on the other hand, wasn't the smartest. He did put on quite the show though.
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This corner had a guy on a piano. In all my time in NYC, I never saw that before. I guess street performers there are lazy.
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Here are a few other sights from our day exploring.
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Our hotel was near the space needle, so we got to walk by it daily.
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The tulips and other Spring flowers were in full bloom and were beautiful.
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The building in the background here is the "Experience Music Project". We visited it the following day. (Pictures to come.)
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The rest of the evening, we went to a local Thai restaurant that used to be a house and got some last minute things we needed for our cruise. That's about all I remember. It was a long fun-filled day with lots of walking. Next: Day 3... Art, Guitars, and a very steep hike.

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