Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pikes Market Place

The Scofield clan decided to finally venture into Seattle this weekend. We have only been here 3 weeks well almost a month, and so when I see the do list my family has made I have to remind myself that we are not on vacation and that we have plenty of time to get all these sight seeing adventures done.
One of the first places I wanted to go when we knew we were moving up to Washington was the famous Pikes Market place. I had heard about this place for many years. I have seen it on countless television shows( mostly cooking shows) and other movies and stuff but never got to visit when I came to Seattle 15 years ago. That's how long it has been since I have been back to Washington and let me tell you folks A LOT has changed, but that's a story for another time.

Anyway, my good friend Jentry Day told me she and her family were going to be headed into the city with even mom Sandy who was visiting from Tahoe on Sunday and so we decided to join forces. Jentry has twin baby girls, Bryn and Chloe so her and the girls, hubby Joe, mom Sandy, me and my 4 and of course the big man all walked through the booths of Pikes Market Place this past Sunday afternoon.
IT WAS AWESOME!! Seriously, all those that do plan to come up for a visit be sure to put this on your list of things to do and see. The smells, art, music, people, views, music, free entertainment from the fish market, did I mention the musicians around here that are off the hook good, colors, beautiful flowers, crafts, clothes, and food were all reasons why this place has become so famous.

Anyway, a good time was had by all and my kids finally got to try Turkish Delight. They have wanted to try this ever since the Narnia movies. There was a mom and pop shop that made everything from Baklava to Turkish Delight treats. They were oh so good. They had flavors like Rose, Orange, Lemon, Strawberry, Cherry, and Lime. I think the general consensus was that lemon was the best.

I love this city.
I have thoughts like, "HOLY CRAP, I can't believe I live here now!!" I suppose this is normal. Dunno.
Still feels like I am on vacation.
I will let you know when I no longer feel as though I am on vacation, just in case you might be wondering when that might happen, because I am wondering when that might happen??
I shouldn't be surprised by this feeling that is so strange and foreign because after all I did live in Nevada for 34 years. I feel like I am not ready to go back which I suppose is a good feeling since I am not going back until this summer. The scenery is exactly what my heart and soul needed at this moment in life.


Jeni said...

Sounds like a great day and all of the pictures you're posting are GREAT!

Plucky said...

Just remember that you will no longer tan . . . you will rust . . . Just sayin' . . .

Thanks for the updates . . . I do miss seeing you guys . . .

slogoin' vws said...

so guess what your mom said last night..."she'll be back" my reply..."no, she won't, they love it there" (later in the conversation, she said "i want all my kids living with me...")

i know it's early in the game...what do ya think?

noel said...

Jeni- glad you are enjoying the pics. I have to put up double for the non facebookers who are still just bloggers :)

Tim- I know and I am not a fake and bake kinda gal so I really will be getting pasty I am sure but... at least I will get some sun when I make some trip back to the Silver State. We miss you guys too. I really do wish we could just transplant all our peeps up here. It would be the best of both worlds as Hannah Montana would sing.

Tasha -I LOVE IT HERE!! It truly is a good fit.
Hilarious though Tasha about my mom. She really would have us all living there if she had it her way. I could just hear her saying that.

Jen's World said...

It's kind of crazy to think you're there Noel. Love the pic of Sol...cute! Yeah, poor mom, she thinks we should all live with her - funny thing is that 3 out of 5 are living here again! Yikes...hopefully not for long.

Tmoney said...

I am a little jealous. I say that kind of stuff sometimes, but there are some people and situations that I am just a little jealous about.. I am so happy for you. You sound very excited.

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