Monday, May 19, 2008
So, my first full day in Seattle Dr. Day took a group of us on a tour of Seattle. It was great fun - full of driving up and down scary hills with narrow roads, weaving in and out of cars, and even a whorehouse with a sign advertising their "show" Chronicles of Nudia. We stopped at a beach with gray sand, and cold, clear water (VERY different than what I'm used to in the Gulf). We saw a great view of the Seattle Skyline, Space Needle included at a very cute park. The highlight, however, was going to Pikes Place Market and getting a picture with Rachel the Pig. For some reason there is this golden pig in the middle of the market, named Rachel, that you have to touch or kiss, or something (I only touched it - ain't no way I'm putting my lips on a gold statue that millions of hands of questionable sanitation have touched!!). So, here is Rachel and Rachel the Pig!