Seattle

Day four Saturday

Nothing much to report today – up and off to the airport and then a 6 hour flight to Seattle. Which, incidentally went very well. Jet Blue don’t have first class seats, so they can give slightly more leg room to others and offer, for a small charge even more legroom – which we had. They also have free internet in the terminal at blistering speed. Well done Jet Blue.

The three days in New York have whizzed by. Not that I’m surprised – most of Wednesday was spent getting to Manchester and flying over here. Jet-lag and tiredness took up the rest of that day. Thursday was the day we reminded ourselves of just how unique New York is and Friday was (of course) Borough Day. I loved Friday because without local guidance it would have been tricky to have had the same experiences. We ‘could’ have taken the subway to Coney Island but wouldn’t have gone on any rides or eaten those hot dogs. We would have dismissed it (we sort of did anyway) as a poor imitation of Blackpool – Blackpool without class! But neither would we have visited the area beneath Brooklyn Bridge, or found the brewery – or eaten excellent (but invasive) Italian food in Queens.

And today will whiz by too (I’m writing this on the plane). When we land, we will be three hours behind New York and eight hours behind the UK – we land at 3.00pm (ish) so it will be 11.00pm at home and 6.00pm in NY. I need to remember that when I’m sending texts …

5.00pm – we’re settled in the hotel and Seattle looks bright, warm and sunny. Internet is less than half the price it was in New York ($9.95 for 24 hours as opposed to $24.95) and connection is good – so tomorrow, we may be online again. No point today.

FOOD

We walked down the road from where we are staying on 6th Avenue to the lake shore (Puget Sound?) where food outlets abound. Some places had huge queues outside waiting to be served and we thought we’d died and woken up in hell but we found another place that at first glance looked as overcrowded but turned our to be pure bliss.  At The Fisherman, we had a choice of local beers (we tried three) which are apparently renowned and more fish than you can shake a stick at. I decided to have a small side salad with smoked salmon AND a bowl of clam chowder. I got clam chowder THEN the salad, but who cares – they were delicious. Sharon had grilled Sockeye Salmon with asparagus and rice but as she’d also had a small (meaning huge) Caesar Salad as a starter – really struggled. But what a good first night. Well done Seattle.

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