We arrived in the Emerald City via a brief layover at DFW. Seeing Mt. Rainier was such a bucket-list thrill. After settling in, we walked to nearby Seattle Public Library (Central) and experienced a 4 story book spiral...it's an incredible complex structure of glass; the library on this Friday afternoon seemed valued and used.
After that first stop, we walked to the famous Pike Place Market, a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened in 1907, and is the oldest working market in the US. We had local beers and cheese curds from Beecher's. What a chill town...while the downtown area has big city shopping and dining, it has a chill hipster vibe. You can buy armfuls of lilies and hydrangeas for a few dollars and sockeye salmon for $9.99/pound. I'm loving this town!