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Seattle's Sunny (not really) Shores

I'll never forget the first time I flew into the SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) airport. Apparently, I hadn't looked at a map because I was shocked at how beautifully the city towered over the water. It looked like there were mountains and water in every direction. Sunshine, not so much. But as everyone who has lived in or visited Seattle knows, what the area lacks in vitamin D it makes up for in chlorophyll.  The landscape is thoroughly enjoyable and bursting with color. The city itself is well cared for and has features for tourists that you just don't find anywhere (think buses that take to the water and the obvious, of course, like the Space Needle).

A trip to Pike Place Market should always be on your itinerary. Yes, the fish do fly. But perhaps more importantly, you can find all kinds of other local goods for purchase too. If you're staying for a few days, pick up a dazzling bouquet of flowers at prices that will make your jaw drop.  Or browse through the selection of local produce - this gives you reason enough to cook for yourself at least one meal on your trip.

And you like old movies, stop by the Athenian, where a scene in Sleepless in Seattle was filmed (you can sit where Tom Hanks sat... oooh!). Final tip for the day is this: if you are planning on spending a few days in the city and want to see the major sites, you need a City Pass. This one-low-price pass gets you entrance to six attractions including Space Needle, zoo, aquarium, and harbor tour, for the amazing price of $59 for adults and $39 for kids.

Computer is acting up, but will post a few pics later!

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