Part Two of Fall Break Fun- Annnnd, it’s WIAW
We arrived in Seattle at the early hour of 12:30 PM. We wandered slightly lost looking for the Ride-the- Duck and then bought our tickets for the 1:00 duck tour. Punny jokes, corny and fun music, sing-a-longs, and massive amounts of cheering sum up our ride. Besides the excitement of driving into the water and still floating the most exciting site was easily seeing the real Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. I have seen this movie over a hundred times, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were my absolute favorite growing up; You’ve Got Mail also holds a special spot in my heart. We snapped numerous pictures and bought our souvenir photo afterwards; Padre, sorry about the flash on your face.
This Seattle tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, 30 of which you are navigating the water, it is well worth a try! For nourishment after the tour we nabbed a deck seat overlooking Pike’s Street Market for Shrimp and Avocado Salad and a Corn Pie. While we ate suddenly shouting from the street caught our attention and we noticed hundreds of protestors marching through Pike’s Place Market. “We are the 99%” was bellowed by the peaceful protestors. They marched by for a solid 15 minutes, young adults, children, parents, and older adults filled the street. As a good tourist we took photos and absorbed the feeling of watching history in the works. After the mob passed we bought a pumpkin pie cake and a couple donut holes for my friend and I to share for our rode trip to the cabin the next day. (Note: I ate all of them! Her loss…)
We drove home and rested up before our final dinner out that evening. We decided on The Hub and sat in the bar (now that I’m 21 we can avoid the 40 minute waits for the dining room) and ordered a hummus plate appetizer, drinks, and entrees. The atmosphere in the The Hub is fantastic, great music, decor, and a couple plasmas played the Duck game for the happily buzzed crowd.My parents ordered a couple glasses of wine and I tried a Carmel Appletini. The drink was extremely sweet and it was reminiscent of a caramel apple, but also had a distinct brown sugar taste. I love sugar, but it was too sweet for me.
For dinner I ordered the grilled portabello mushroom sandwich with goat cheese herb aioli and asparagus with a side of broccoli. It was served on their own exquisite house baked french bread, They offer an extensive selection of pizzas and my mom ordered a small rustic with artichoke hearts, olive, roasted garlic, and mozzarella. My dad ordered the smoked salmon plate drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. I happily stole pieces of his smoked salmon and a bite of my mom’s pizza, but my stomach was still grumbling after dinner and dessert was a must. (Taking full advantage of the parents visit, remember?)