We have a few parades where we live, one is large, the others are small.
Our family attended parades every year when I was young and then we took our children.
Since our offspring have grown and flown the nest we do not attend....
We found ourselves in the middle of a parade in Seattle.
we could watch from our hotel window
which we did for awhile
we were hoping to go to Pike Place Market for another visit
(where there's a will there's a way)
we did manage to cross the parade route
through the barricades
running quickly across the street
dodging floats and marching bands
I didn't know that halibut had cheeks!
the seafood looks delicious...
and their prices are so reasonable
Customs does not allow these to cross the border
so I lingered a little longer and took photos of my favourites.
"stuck on you!"
many people gathered...
people chewed big wads of gum and then...
you might find this hard to believe but they stuck it on the brick wall!
The Gum Wall
is very popular
and has made the "to do list" on some travel advisor sites!
as the light grows dim
We are at Cutter's
which is a large restaurant with a fabulous view of Seattle's waterfront
Mr. HB has crab
The Hostess has salmon
after some more walking...
this wee balloon flower lay abandoned on the street until I rescued it
and gave it to the next child we saw
she was thrilled!
weary by all the fresh air and walking
we leisurely strolled back to our Hotel
for a night of restful slumber.
I do love weekends away.