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September 8, 2006

Emerald Weasel

Freja has made it all the way to foggy Seattle, WA! This postcard-perfect view is from Kelly Park on Lower Queen Anne Hill. If you ever receive a postcard from Seattle, odds are fairly high that the picture was taken from this exact spot.

No visit to Seattle would be complete without a romp through Pike Place Market, where the fish is fresh, the flowers are pretty, and a na´ve weasel might never return.

Inside, Freja eyes the seafood vendors. If you ever watch any TV show that features Seattle, they'll always show a shot of these guys throwing salmon through the air to each other. It's the "thing" to do - have these guys throw a fish at you.

And now? ... Space Needle! Oh yes. The musically synchronized fountain is a bonus.

Freja takes a pause to rock out with Jimi Hendrix who, magically, is still considered the King of the Seattle Music Scene despite being long dead. Someone even left him flowers.

"Another local legend is Ivar Haglund, founder of all the Ivar's seafood restaurants in the area. (To Seattleites, Ivar is on par with Colonel Sanders in food icons.) Ivar's slogan is "Keep Clam", as good of a philosophy as I've ever heard.

At the end of the day, Freja relaxes on the waterfront of Puget Sound seeing the ferries depart and peoplewatching the tourists.

Posted by dmd at September 8, 2006 8:50 PM