This is a special break for us and I am going to update the blog everyday to diary our special trip.
Dec. 14 2011
It is the second day in Seattle, which is also the beginning of our trip.
We start our trip by taking the light rail—Link to downtown direction. It is funny that there is no machine to check rail tickets in the hall, instead, buying tickets or not depends on passengers themselves. But of course, it happens that the staff on the rail will check tickets sometimes, and for those who haven’t bought tickets, it will charge them for 128 dollars as a punishment. So definitely we buy our tickets in the beginning. On the rail, there are lots of vacant seats and very clean isles with cozy heat temperature. As for me, I am totally into the sightseeing outside window, which is full of lines of trees, dotted houses and beautiful grasses. Besides, the decoration of vague sky makes city more comfortable. And we just cannot help ourselves loving the city from the first morning.
We get off the rail at Chinatown-International District, planning to see those gorgeous and fantastic Chinatown which we have been in NY. But the Chinatown here is totally different from what we thought, because it is almost nobody on the street and there aren’t many shops open. Since it is the way it is, we decide to go to the Pike Market in which the first Starbucks locates. And we also have a good view of whole city when we are on the way. The streets in Seattle are actually kind of curved, and going there just like climbing some small hills, from the bottom to the top then to the bottom. Moreover, there are many tall buildings all the way. However, probably because of hazy sky, it makes us feel we are still in the morning even it is already afternoon though. Then with high mood and beautiful sceneries, we have crossed about seven avenues and more than ten streets. But it is not tired experience, instead, we enjoy the every moments walking in this city.
Later we arrive at the Pike Market which is a well-known public market with various goods. The seafood is popular here and as a result of that we have a luxury lunch at Authentic . The great Alaska Crab, a cup of wine, a bowl of shrimp soup and seafood bowl are the great dishes as ever for our lunch. The time we eat, the time we appreciate the sea view outside window and talk with good friends. We have to say, thank God for giving us so precious life.
Then we shop at the Market which presents some interesting things, such as elephant garlic and chocolate pasta.
After a while, we go to the first Starbucks. It is small and even hasn’t seats in it, but it is the first looks like—simple but useful. It is such a miracle that the Starbucks spreads America everywhere at present just from such a small store.
Even it is cold walking outside, we still deiced to go to the waterfront. At there, we see the far distant iced mountain, the tall Space Needle and surrounding ships. Love the sea view, love the silence that comes from the sea, and love the city with the beautiful silence.
In the end, we go to the Seattle Center, the place that holds Space Needle. But as a matter of fact, after we having viewed the 360-degree view of NY on the Empire Building, our curiosity have already went up to a higher level, so that we plan to be back to the hotel before going up. It is dark at that time but the city under lights is more charming.
The trip today is neither tired as NY Trip, nor adventurous as DC Trip. Actually the comfortable feeling today reminds us of New Orleans Trip, which is a trip in deed—walking, appreciating, photographing, enjoying and feeling—rather than a task. Maybe the connection of water makes them similar.
Now we are in the hotel and still sincerely happy about trip today. We all know, we just love Seattle without any reasonable reasons. Good night--Seattle.
作者： 杨熙 / Author: Joy Yang