One of the other reasons I came to Seattle was to visit my girlfriend, Chris, who moved here a couple of years ago.
A trip to see her was long overdue.
We used to work together at the now-defunct Honolulu Advertiser and had done our fair share of traveling, from the chilly summit of Haleakala to watch the sunrise to the wineries of Napa Valley. Now it was time to experience Seattle from her point of view.
Since she knows me so well — smile — she booked a food tour of Pike Place Market with Savor Seattle Food Tours, a local food tour company that takes small groups behind-the-scenes at the historic market (among other places) for $39 per person. It’s a two-hour walking tour that guarantees at least 16 bites and sips, an up-close look at about 10 vendors, and one-on-one time with the famous fish-throwing fishmongers at the Pike Place Fish Co.
It was a great way to learn about the market — and about Seattle’s culinary scene — while eating. It’s a no brainer!
But that’s not all we did.
Here’s what my first day with Chris — and in Marysville — looked like:
Heading to the waterfront
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