Coty and Eric have been friends forever, at least since highschool, maybe even before that. Coty was the best man in our wedding. I've known Carolyn for years, we took ballet lessons together. They married almost a year ago. Click here to see my posts about their wedding and reception.
We began the vacation with the Public Market Center and Pike's Place Market. I've been wanting to visit Pike's Place Fish Market ever since my Dad introduced me to Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen, and Ken Blanchard. It is a great book, if you haven't read it!
Coty and Carolyn introduced us to The Market Theater Gum Wall. Nope, we hadn't heard of it either! The wall is covered in used gum several inches thick. The gum covers an area about 15 feet high and 50 feet long. It is as gross as it sounds. But we couldn't come to this attraction without participating! We each added a piece of gum.
After we had our fill of tourist attractions, we headed by ferry to Whidbey Island (pronounced Woodby...you don't want to come across as a tourist!) It was our first time driving onto a ferry! It is rather charming. We participated in Coty's tradition of eating a bowl of clam chowder and a snickerdoodle cookie.
I adore Whidbey Island. It is a charming little island just off the coast of Seattle and it is home to several wineries. We visited three of them and enjoyed a few tastings. I'm not sure what I enjoyed most: the wine, the views, or the dogs!
Overall, it was a great introduction to the northwest of this beautiful country! Check back tomorrow for another post about our adventures in Seattle!