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On The Road - More Seattle (Part 2)

09.29.2011

road trippin' more sea-town

September 12th
After a good nights sleep, we were up, well refreshed and ready for more. After enjoying our breakfast from the Holiday Inn Express buffet, we got into the car and (this time) drove to Pike's Market. We decided that would be a smart move to help keep The Teacher full of energy for our full-day schedule of activities and not walk.

So, after parking the car, we made our way to Pike's Market.

Seattle

There really is a lot to see here. We simply started walking around and checking it all out.

Seattle

Seattle

I'd say that the seafood sales booths are by far the most interesting aspect of Pike's Market.

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

The Teacher suggested we get a fresh seafood snack after we did a bit of browsing.

Seattle

Seattle

Fresh crab and shrimp cocktails. Yummy indeed.

We wandered around some more, finding plenty of interesting and odd things in the multi-leveled market.

Seattle

Seattle

After a bit more browsing, we decided that we were ready for our real lunch: Pike Place Chowder.

Seattle

We figured the chowder must be good, since there was a decent line. The Teacher was good to me, and agreed to hold my place while I went around the corner and snapped a few more photos.

Seattle

Seattle

Yep, plenty of time to walk back and place our orders.

Seattle

The restaurant itself is quite small with limited seating. We had a very friendly couple ask us to join them at their table, and we were happy to do so. The chowder was very rich, creamy and DAMN GOOD. I'd certainly go back for more.

Speaking of more, we decided to walk around the market just a little more.

Seattle

Seattle

Finally, after having our fill, we headed out.

Seattle

Seattle

We made a brief stop for some coffee. The Original Starbucks was close by, but decided that the line wasn't worth it, since it was just Starbucks. We went to another Seattle coffee shop and were served up quickly and took a brief rest to enjoy our drinks.

Seattle

We had plans to do a few more things, but The Teacher decided that she wanted a real rest before our main attraction of the trip (later). So, back to the hotel to rest and recharge because tonight was going to be awesome. BASEBALL!!!

This wasn't just any baseball game, it was my father's day present from The Teacher and Magnus. Since I am a hard-core Yankees fan, this was my chance to see them play in Seattle.

Seattle

We had great seats for the game. Down the third-base line. and on the aisle. That is very important when one of us is 6'-10" and the other is very pregnant. We also lucked out and didn't have dirty seats like the guys who sat behind us.

Seattle

We got there early enough to watch batting practice. There was plenty of goofing off of the players on the field.

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

I was hoping to get some close up photos of some of the players. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriquez kindly helped out.

Seattle

Seattle

Since it was September, the rosters had been expanded and there were also plenty of rookies recently called up from the minors who got the special treatment from the veteran players.

Seattle

Finally it was time to play ball.

Seattle

Seattle

The Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was pitching for Seattle.

Seattle

He's known as King Felix and had quite the rooting section.

Seattle

Of course the Yankees brought their A-game tonight.

Seattle

Seattle did it's best, but the Yankees really have a team (and payroll) that dwindles what Seattle has.

Seattle

Of course, Ichiro is always fun to watch too.

There were also just enough other odd things that I spotted as well.

Seattle

Seriously, I had a hard time not cracking up each time I spotted this guy. I couldn't help it, "dog turds on a stick" was what I called these. Yep.

Seattle

Even Derek Jeter spotted some oddness up in the stands.

Seattle

Yep, Batman and Robin were at the game as well.

The Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera had the night off since the game wasn't very close.

Seattle

Nope, not close at all, but a fun game with plenty of home runs and good action.

Seattle

Overall, not a bad day in Seattle for The Teacher and myself.

September 13th
Before we left town, we made a trip up to Kerry Park.

Seattle

Truly a great view up here.

Seattle

Overall, a brief, but very fun trip to Seattle for The Teacher and myself.

Seattle

We finished our Seattle trip with lunch at Red Mill Burgers. And while Adam from Man Vs. Food loved them, I think Pilot Butte kicks their butt easily.

Seattle

Of course we had to squeeze in just a little more fun on the drive back to Astoria too.

Seattle

Seattle

Road trips rule. Until next time.


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