3/22: Rainy day today but it’s supposed to clear up tomorrow. I think I’ll try to make some kiwi preserves today, we had about 12 dozen left over from last years harvest. They’re getting a little dry to eat, but I think they’ll make a nice jam or jelly.
3/23-25: Off to tourist it up in Seattle. We stayed at the most lovely Bed and Breakfast called the Chelsea Station Inn. We had a lovely suite with a bedroom, a living room with a pull out sofa, a full bath, a half bath, a dining area and a small kitchenette. Breakfast was fabulous – blueberry pancakes with ham and cheese tarts, fresh fruit and sausage one day and scrambled eggs, bacon, mushroom turnovers and chocolate croissant the next. Both days also came with fresh juice, coffee, tea and milk. In addition to breakfast, the Inn also had a stocked refrigerator and a basement pantry filled with fantastic treats like biscotti, goat cheese, yogurt covered raisins and juice. The Inn is located just across the street from the Woodland Park Zoo and fantastic park.
We visited the Theo Chocolate Company for a tour (pretty good) but their store was the high point for Noah and Caleb – tasting chocolate after chocolate sample. We also went to Pike Street Market and found some fantastic things for supper. Some wonderful brie from Quality Cheese, a great piece of smoked salmon from Jack’s Fish Spot (half the price of the guys that throw the fish around and just across the street) and a couple of great sausages called walking sausage from Uli’s Famous Sausage.
After the market, we took the monorail to the Seattle Center for a visit to the Music Experience Project. The kids had a great time, the only bummer was that the music lab was closed for repairs. We did take some great photo (see below), viewed some very interesting exhibits and you can’t image the giant sculpture made out of guitars and other musical instruments.