I've been to Seattle about 9 times in my life, but this time I got to play tourist. The weather has been phenomenal — sunny and in the 70's — not a drop of rain. I left the hotel early and headed out with my mother-in-law, Irene and sister-in-law, Tiffany who are also part of the team and we hit downtown Seattle. We hopped on one of those double-decker bus tours which are great, if you have a little time to see a lot.
I finally got to see the top of the Space Needle and check out Pike's Place Market. The fish were flying! We also stopped for a butterfish (sable fish/black code) lunch at Ray's Boathouse which was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant as a must-eat for lunch or dinner.
Coincidentally, several of the Ray's employees are also going to be walking in the 3-day tomorrow and they were nice enough to buy us a glass of wine. They seem like a hoot, so I'm looking forward to seeing them on the walk. We also checked out a display of Chihuly glass pieces which were absolutely beautiful.
Well, it's a little after 9:00pm now and I'm about ready to hit the sack. We're up at 4:00am tomorrow to begin the 3-day walk. I think the rest of the team has already called it a night as well.
While I personally don't mind walking the 60-miles, getting up at 4:00am is not for me!
Below are some pictures of today.