We arrived in Seattle late afternoon Sunday, checked into our cozy Airbnb apartment. Yesterday we did a ridiculous amount of activities considering we’ll be here all summer. The day started on our deck, eating some yogurt and granola for breakfast and marvelling at the quiet of our neighborhood, Madison Valley versus 3rd Ave back home in NYC. Henry pointed out all the spider webs and butterflies in the little garden.
Dave headed to work and Henry and I hopped a bus to Pike Place Market. It’s definitely a must see for any Seattle tourist and we didn’t feel too cliché going there first (ok well maybe a little). They have the most stunning flower arrangements, a fish market, sweets and honestly the most beautiful and delicious fruits I’ve ever seen anywhere including on my many trips to California. Henry and I shared possibly the most juicy and sweet peach rivalling James’s giant one in Roald Dahl’s story.
Then we hit up the Seattle Aquarium which is just down the hill from the market. Before heading in, we watched the jellyfish swimming in the bay and the ferry boats taking people to the islands. Inside the aquarium we saw a huge and a little creepy octapus and lots of other fascinating creatures.
The day ended with the most incredible swim in the Madison Valley lake. Swimming in a cool lake with a view of pine-covered islands and snow-capped mountains, including mount Rainier was pretty spectacular. Henry didn’t even ask why the Brooklyn-esq hipster girls didn’t have bathing suit tops on.
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