Friday, 20 July 2018

We've Arrived in Seattle

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday we arrived in Seattle after a pleasant uneventful journey from the UK.
 After waiting for a few others to arrive at the airport, we were all
 transferred by coach to the hotel for our overnight stay 
before boarding thee cruise ship. 
After we had freshened up, we went for a walk in Seattle, down to the Pike Market. 
As our body clocks weren't sure what day it was, we decided
 we'd get a bite to eat, and found ourselves in Hard Rock cafe.

 It has been quite a few years since we have eaten at Hard Rock, 
and it was good to pay them a visit. 
After that, we felt very comfortable and ready to go for a wander 
around Pike Market, which was a very fascinating experience! 
We wandered down Post Alley and came across this strange
 little area where all the outside walls have been covered with bubble gum. 
We had very mixed reactions - part admiring to multi coulored 
walls, andpart thinking that it wasn't exactly a good idea!
 Seattle is the home of Starbucks, and there was a long queue outside
 the first shop which dates back to 1912.
 It's  museum inside today full of early memorabilia
I took the photograph below of the head office as we drove past in our coach.
Considering we were up at 4.00 am yesterday in the UK and managed
 about three hours sleep on the plane, we did a fair bit of walking before we had a very early night!

That's about it from me. I'll try and post my blog tomorrow from the ship!
 In the meantime, happy crafting,



  1. have a fab time jan enjoy and we not being naughty in the group πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. I have the best team team ever - of course you're not misbehaving! LOL! xx☺☺

  2. Have a great time and try the underground tunnels if you have time there great!!

    1. Thanks, Annette.Will try on our return. Do you know what the story is behind the bubble gum walls in Post Alley? xx ☺☺

  3. Oh how exciting for you! You'll be hitting the high seas today already! Hope the sea is calm enough for you both and do have a great beginning day ... thanks so much for sharing the great photo's ... oh what fun!!

    1. Thanks, Geraldine. I'll keep the photographs coming! 1 ☺☺

  4. Excitement for you Jan. So glad you're having a fantastic time. The photos are great.

    1. So pleased you like them, Claire. Many thanks.

  5. This is great Jan, looking at photographs of your fabulous experience of this trip to Alaska. The first part of your journey seems to have been fantastic, a plane ride, a coach ride and next stop the cruise ship! Have fun - not green with envy in any way! :o) xx