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.
Then, we found some yummy gyroes for lunch. (Think NYC street meat in a pita.) We both ordered lamb and it didn't dissapoint.
We found some public tables just around the corner here.
After lunch, we explored a bit more of the market.
For a non-fish eater like me, the smell wasn't fantastic.
But the sights were beautiful.
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.
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.
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.)
This guy, on the other hand, wasn't the smartest. He did put on quite the show though.
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.
Here are a few other sights from our day exploring.
Our hotel was near the space needle, so we got to walk by it daily.
The tulips and other Spring flowers were in full bloom and were beautiful.
The building in the background here is the "Experience Music Project". We visited it the following day. (Pictures to come.)
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.