Though we have been to Seattle many times, actually over fifty, it remains one of our favorite cities in the entire world. We have been visiting this fine city since our honeymoon in 1995. We now visit just once a year, at our Anniversary, though for many years, we visited three times a year, adding our birthdays in October and February.
So, we are always on the search for places, events, people, and things to explore or visit. Most of the time, we find some a concert, museum exhibit, farm dinner, or party to attend. Other times, we get together with old friends or relatives for a meal or party. This time, we are going back to Jazz Alley for a concert by four time Grammy nominee, Jeffrey Osborne on Sunday eve. In the past, we have seen performers like Paul Simon, the Seattle Symphony, Chicago, Average White Band, Tower of Power, the Kingsmen (Louie, Louie), Janis Ian, Sting, Hall and Oats, Judy Collins, Motown (the musical), and several plays.
But during the day, what else could we do. For one, I may head out to see the Mariners at Safeco Field. They actually have a decent team this year! But the crazy Toronto Blue Jays fàhave taken over this city. I have been out there a few times, including the old Kingdome that was blown up a few years ago. Who knows, we may be back when our Fresno State Bulldogs play the U Dub Huskies this Fall.
And please do not mention the famous Gum Wall at Pike Market. Gross! They have actually cleaned it several times, and have now declared it a Superfund Site!!!
But burlesque is alive and well in this city. Many nice restaurants and bars have events suitable for both sexes! The Triple Door, where we often go for concerts, got its start as a vaudeville show, later a house of prostitution, then a parking lot, before returning to its musical roots.
We heard former POTUS Obama loved Fran’s Chocolates, especially the salted caramels. But a 20 piece box runs $28, a little pricey for retirees. You nostalgia fans might consider visiting the gravesites of two famous people, either Jimi Hendrix, a Seattle native at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, and Bruce Lee in Lakeview Cemetery.
Famous Dick’s Drive In is THE place for a burger in Seattle. Only $2 for a cheese filled, non-organic, gluten filled burger. If that doesn’t get your attention, maybe a SLUT will. When I say slut, we are actually referring to the South Lake Union Trolley, but it is a fun ride nonetheless.
Needless to say, we have lots of options, including shopping at some of our favorite venues, meals with friends, and walking the city. What a great place to spend our Anniversary!