The city is very lush and green, and there is so much to see and do.
Before heading into downtown Seattle, we stopped by Jimi Hendrix's old house.
A whole lot of jamming took place on that porch! His studio was located on the left side of the house in the backyard.
We drove into downtown and stopped at the famous Pike Place Market, which is referred to as 'The Soul of Seattle'.
It was established in 1907, and today it has a wide variety of merchandise: fresh seafood, flowers, produce, jewelry, crafts, and more.
The very first Starbucks is located along Pike Place, which is a very happening spot. We waited in the long line for a cup of cappuccino to warm us up on a cold day.
While waiting, a group of talented musicians entertained us.
On Sunday, we went wine tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle, a charming winery that is popular for summer concerts and events.
After stopping for some lunch at a local Phở restaurant (serving Vietnamese rice noodle soup, which was delicious!), we made our way to the wharf where the fishing boats are worked on and taken out into the sea.
We had a group of very knowledgeable tour guides with us; our uncles are retired deep sea fishermen.
One tough sea captain...
Three fishermen reminiscing...
Monday was the big day at the Seattle Center. Our uncle's band was performing at the Northwest Folklife Festival. They were GREAT!
The venue was packed with people, and we had a great view of the Space Needle from the park.
The Space Needle was created for the 1962 World Fair, and today it is a distinct landmark of Seattle.
We rode the elevator up 520 feet, and we were given a great view of the trees, mountains, waterways, and buildings that make up the city.
Back on Earth, we enjoyed good friends, family, food, and music.
Seattle....a lovely city to visit!