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Re: Oct. 9, 2019: Space Needle at Night, Seattle, Washington

Travel Luver ·
Love the space needle!
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Re: Oct. 9, 2019: Space Needle at Night, Seattle, Washington

Samantha ·
I always enjoy seeing it while in the area, especially at night. Thanks for the comment and glad you like it too!
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Re: Fog over Seattle, with earliest dawn light just hitting it.

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Fog over Seattle, with earliest dawn light just hitting it.

Travel Luver ·
Looks almost like a painting....
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
Hey, Dan Carter...when are you doing your trip? I'd love to hear more about how it works, because a cross-country with no agenda and no turnpikes is one of my big dreams...maybe come true someday! Anyone else here ever done one? Love to hear!
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

Dan Carter ·
I've only just recently relocated to the Northwest (I was hoping to be in Seattle but company changed my location), but I'm close enough to love it. One place I've been for one of the best meals ever is Ray's Boathouse. It was really great fish and right on the water at the edge of the city.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of great restaurants in Seattle, Dan. Thanks for sharing that one with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 19, 2013: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

Former Member ·
Looks pretty good for plastic fruit ! ha ha Really does look almost too good to be genuine. Thanks for the great picture.
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting tripod, TravelandNature, but you won't catch me on anything that potentially could launch me as a projectile at 60 mph. And, unless you're very macho, you'll not enjoy yourself in bad weather. So if you want to walk on the wild side, rent a convertible, or buy an older one, drive it for a month and sell it in Seattle (not exactly a city for convertibles, except on rare days). Regarding on where to go and how to plan the trip, I'd make a point of going by my local AAA...
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
That is a very good suggestion to think in terms of planning your trip as a connection of national (and state !) parks. The parks tend to be, by definition, in the scenic places, which are along the scenic drives. What a coincidence ! How handy ! The champions of finding scenic drives off of the interstates and shunways are the RVers. Check the sites used by RVers for ideas. Here is a good one: http://drivecrosscountry.net/T...r/Trip_Planning.html
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
Hey, guys...thanks for a bunch of good ideas! I think the 3-wheel bike is not for me, but the idea of buying an old ragtop and then selling it appeals to me. Not even sure I'll need a car living in Seattle, but don't know yet (job is near the waterfront, but don't know where I can afford to live!) National Parks idea sounds really good to me...I've loved the ones I've been to before. Shunpiking? I didn't make that up! This is from Merriam Webster:
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

Travel Luver ·
My home city! Thanks for featuring this. I love going to the market. Besides all the food and stuff, there's a lot of people selling their handicrafts. Some beautiful things!
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
My mouth is watering looking at all of this good stuff!!!! The produce and seafood at the market are the best anywhere! You pay for it, but the quality if definitely there! Thanks for the nice photoessay, PHeymont.
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

IslandMan ·
Great article PH! Very interesting, especially the historical aspect of the location. Markets are fascinating places, no matter what city they are in. Lots of characters, different stalls and of course the mouth watering delights you can come across. Your pictures had me salivating and made my stomach rumble. I could almost smell the produce!
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

PHeymont ·
I wish I had some good pictures of the crafts workers there—some are at a very high level! My wife is an addict of fascinating glass earrings made by one woman there...she has several pair (and the interesting thing is that each pair is two earrings that match in feel but are not identical!)
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

GarryRF ·
Absolutely fascinating PHeymont !! I keep going back to the Amish Markets near Lancaster PA. As a Brit tourist I don't recognise half the food on sale there. So I enjoy the samples ! Amazing colours and smells of freshly produced local food ! I could do to a tour and just include markets !
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
A few photos of some of the crafts for sale at Pike Place Market....
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

PHeymont ·
GarryRF... I should have mentioned Lancaster...it is possibly the oldest continuous in the U.S. I'm glad you enjoy finding the exotic-to-you, routine-to-us items, because that's what I love to do when I travel (it's one of the blessings of renting apartments: you can cook as well as look!) Of course, occasionally reading gives me a clue in advance; Agatha Christie taught me ahead of time what a "vegetable marrow" is...
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

Jonathan L ·
I also like the Reading terminal Market in Philadelphia. It is about 1/3 the size of Pike and has a higher proportion of prepared food. But it is a great place for lunch if you are in downtown Philly.
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Jonathan L: I also like the Reading terminal Market in Philadelphia. It is about 1/3 the size of Pike and has a higher proportion of prepared food. But it is a great place for lunch if you are in downtown Philly. Yes, that is a great market, Jonathan! An old market but with great food! I lunched there every day while attending a meeting in Philly.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

PHeymont ·
Sure fooled me! I've been in parks bordered by high-rises where you'd never guess you weren't way out in the woods...but this is astounding!
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Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle is a great city — a world-class travel destination!  Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it has much appeal as a several day (or even week-long) stop especially when part of a circuit through other great sites in...
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Super Bowl crowds the skies

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines are adding dozens of extra flights, and even some temporary routes, to get fans to next week's Super Bowl game in Phoenix. United's added the most, with 55 extra flights, both others are not far behind. As well, some airlines are using...
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Delta/Alaska Battle for Seattle heats up

PHeymont ·
If you thought the boxing match in Las Vegas the other day was the "battle of the century," you haven't been watching Delta and Alaska Airlines fight it out over passenger traffic in Seattle. The two airlines have been codeshare partners for a long...
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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle

Samantha ·
Seattle's Pioneer Square is only the icing on the cake of Seattle's early history, preserved below. Samantha takes us along on a tour.
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Mar. 8, 2017: Rachel the Piggy Bank at Pike Place Market

Samantha ·
A giant piggy bank that serves as a mascot for the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle, Rachel gets her day in these photos by Samantha
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Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
I'm 33, and about to be between jobs for a month. I'm living (well...) in New Jersey, and my new job's in Seattle. I've gotten kinda hipped on the idea of an old-fashioned road trip, hopefully all the way across without touching a turnpike....
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

PHeymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Dec. 3, 2017: Chihuly Gardens, Seattle Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares some of the work on exhibit at the Chihuly Glass and Garden in Seattle Washington.
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Chihuly Glass and Gardens, Seattle Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Dale Chihuly's museum of blown glass in Seattle WA
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Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a loving tour of the Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington, including its new Market Front addition.
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August 10, 2018: Trans-Canada Airlines, Museum of Flight

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was drawn to this old Trans-Canada Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation aircraft sitting in the Airpark at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 19, 2013: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most popular places in Seattle, and rightly so, is Pike Place Market.  Near the waterfront of Puget's Sound, but really a world to itself, Pike’s is Seattle's favorite tourist attraction.  It covers 9 acres and has...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 14, 2014: Super-Sized in Seattle

PHeymont ·
Seattle's Pacific Science Center, just near the Space Needle, is a wonderland of interactive science exhibits for adults and especially for children, much of it high-tech and up to date. But, children that we are, this became our favorite memory of...
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Delta: September fare sales, if you're ready for Delta

PHeymont ·
Seattle tops the list of featured sale fares listed on AirfareWatchdog for the NYC area. Check them out for other cities as well!
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Samantha visits an unusual site where theatre patrons have stuck their gum for over 20 years.
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Feb. 13, 2019: Valentines Day - Seattle , WA

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a Valentines day pic and says Happy Vanentine's Day everyone.
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Oct. 9, 2019: Space Needle at Night, Seattle, Washington

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some night views of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2014: A Pensive Gull

PHeymont ·
  This gull seems to have something on his mind as he waits patiently on a piling along Seaview Avenue in the Ballard area of Seattle at dusk. The presence of fishing boats and a well-known seafood restaurant from whose patio the picture was...
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Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

PHeymont ·
Food, glorious food! What better sight for a tourist than endless displays of food, presented at its best by farmers and marketers, tempting and at the same time healthy. In the right setting, you can even put a "halo of health" on a glazed...
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Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

DrFumblefinger ·
 Seems Gumbo timed a visit to Seattle perfectly.  When Gumbo took the elevator up to the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle there was a thunderstorm passing through.  But after a cup of coffee (Seattle is well known for its...
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Alaska Airlines heats up the Battle for Seattle

PHeymont ·
Alaska Airlines, for whom Seattle is a key hub, is highlighting its new codeshare partnership with British Airways by offering double frequent flyer miles on Seattle-London flights.   Delta has recently been moving aggressively into the Seattle...
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Delta expands W. Coast shuttles, ups competition

PHeymont ·
Delta extends its shuttle concept to Seattle-LA and Seattle-SF flights as part of its continuing competition with Alaska Airlines for West Coast traffic.
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Delta, Virgin Atlantic swap flights and add cities

PHeymont ·
Virgin will take over Delta's Portland to London service, while Delta shifts its plane to open a new Portland to UK service.
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The first 727 comes home to stay

PHeymont ·
The first Boeing 727 has made its final flight, landing at Seattle's Museum of Flight at Boeing Field
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Take Flight at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha's husband shares pictures and a video from his wonderful visit to the Museum of Flight near Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this, undoubtedly one of Seattle's most unusual attractions, Samantha, which I'd never heard of before.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment DrFumblefinger. I was amazed at how close it was to Pike's Market Place. It's literally at 1st and Pike Streets. It is definitely unusual,
 
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