This shop across the mall intrigued us. It is decorated with hundreds of old sewing machines.
We passed up Westlake Center and Macy's and headed down to the Market.
We stopped at Beecher's Cheese, where, yes, we did buy.
The original Starbucks, and no, we didn't have a latte this time.
Victor Steinbrueck Park, which our grandkids call Totem Pole Park.
See the sea food!
We didn't buy here either, but we have already had two crab feeds this season. Nothing better than Dungeness crab! We buy when the price goes down to $3.99, or better, $2.99, which it usually does during December.
The fruits and vegetables are as beautiful as Christmas ornaments.
The Market pig.
And the Market sense of humor.
We had an early dinner at the Athenium at the Market, sea food of course. This was the view. We watched as rain moved in and darkness fell while we enjoyed some chocolate cheese cake and coffee.
Then it was time to hike back up to Westlake, take a look at the lights, and then get the light rail.
Macy's (better known to us as The Bon Marche) star.
We were not headed home. Instead we got off at Pioneer Square and headed to Fuel, a sports bar on Occidental Park, where we were volunteering for a fund raiser.
Several of our Sounders players are from Columbia. One, Fredy Montero, is down there now helping his family and others from his home town who are victims of flooding and mudslides. The Sounders organization teamed up with Mercy Corps to hold a fundraiser for flood victims in Columbia, and members of the supporter groups were asked to volunteer. So we did.
Our job was to manage the raffle and sell tickets.
But we had plenty of time to visit. Here Tom talks with the MC, Matt Gaschk.
And here I ask player James Riley to buy some tickets. He did gladly, of course.
We were at Fuel for about three hours. The fundraiser was a success, and I spent hours in a bar without a beer and without smelling like tobacco smoke. I do love that smoke free law!
The train brought us safely back to our car and home about 9:30.