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By Ken Brown
Editor, You Can Learn Series
Updated: April 26, 2014
Are You Going to Seattle Soon?
Start the Day in Pikes Farmers Market
In August 2013, Mary and I visited Seattle for the first time. We had a blast and found a few things you
can do on a limited budget. Everything I will talk about today we did in one day. We didn't rush around. We took
our time and visited for as long as we felt comfortable being in one spot. The day was clear and sunny. What? You
thought it rained all the time in Seattle? So did we, but apparently sometimes there are nice days.
Our first stop was the Pikes Place Market. Where the keyword is fresh. Fresh foods, fresh fish, and fresh flowers. If
we lived near here we would have fresh flowers everyday. They were amazing and relatively inexpensive. You have to see
the fish markets where they throw fish across the counter. We stopped early on a Saturday morning, so the crowds weren't bad.
You can easily spend 10 minutes to an hour depending on your interests. If you like Starbucks coffee, there
is the original Starbucks shop across the street from the Market place.