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Off the Editor’s Desk – 6-4-2014

GREETINGS FROM SEATTLE!

It’s Sunday morning and Paula and I are having breakfast at the Edgewater hotel which has been our house for the past two days. We will board the Norwegian Cruise ship in a couple of hours for a seven-day cruise to Alaska.

I did not know how expensive it was to visit Seattle.

 We were joined on Saturday by a high school classmate, Maurice Sachsenmaiers and his wife Tina, who showed us around Seattle. We visited the downtown farmers’ market full of local fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers an especially large assortment of fish directly from the sea. This market is home to the famous Pike Place fish market stall where fishermongers also throw fish to each other.

Alaskan King Crab Legs were on sale for $38.00 to $27.00 per pound. Rib-eye steaks could be purchased for just $18.00 per pound.

We had supper at Daniel’s and the service was great. One of the specials was steak and lobster for just $99. We all ate hamburger.

Our Edgewater hotel room overlooked Elliot Bay which is part of Puget Sound and we watched our cruise ship dock next door early this morning and then trucks loaded with groceries started to arrive to restock for our week long cruise.

We normally park our car in the motel parking lot when we travel but at the Edgewater, hotel guests are charged $40.00 a night to park. Glad we flew in.

With the Sachsenmaiers we visited Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. It is at the site of the Space Needle, where the 1962 World’s Fair was held.

The Space Needle observation deck is at 520 feet, just a little higher than the proposed Forest wind turbines.

Thanks for reading. Carlton