Day 2: More in Seattle
We continued to explore more in Seattle the next day especially Pike Place Market because our hotel were within walking distance. My wife wanted to buy some breakfast from there – a fruit, cheese, and bread. I like her selection because it is different. And then we headed off to Space Needle, one of Seattle’s landmark, and Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Chihuly is really amazing and definitely a glass art. Sometimes I wonder what it is like to make something out of glass.
I remember I was in Seattle with my father when I was 13 years old, around early 1990’s and I knew there’s Chinatown somewhere that I wanted to see. My father and I drove around and couldn’t find it. He said to me, there’s so many Asians around and couldn’t tell if it is Chinatown or not. Fortunately, I found it which was situated further south of downtown. Actually, the light rail stopped there where the sign says ‘Chinatown/International District’, so that’s how I ‘found’ the district. To my realization, we weren’t prepared because we had no idea what to do there but we wanted to eat something different and found Hong Kong Bistro. This is not normal Chinese restaurant we usually eat. They brought real Eastern culture to America and made us feel like we are in China. The food were very different but delicious. I enjoyed their hospitality. We try to take it easy and relax in Chinatown before heading back to downtown.
We went to cupcake shop in a mall somewhere in downtown and I’ve never seen something like this before and I ordered some to satisfy my guilty pleasure. I threw in a bottle of Mexican soda from Pike Place Market. And also while we were back at Pike Place Market, we picked up some food for dinner to bring back to the hotel room. We picked up some fresh fruits – ready to eat. Despite my lactose intolerance, we picked up a bowl of handmade cheese at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – highly recommended. Again, for myself, I picked up a warm sandwich at Beecher’s as well. They were so good and refreshing including the fruits. I couldn’t remember what my wife ate for dinner besides fruits and cheese.
We retired for the evening and packed up for the Embarkation Day the following day.