I was in Washington state recently for a business trip at the Costco headquarters in Issaquah. Typically, I make this a day trip only, admiring the Pacific Northwest pathetically from the car on the short drive from the airport to my meeting. But this time I spent the night and squeezed in a quick trip to the Pike Place Marketplace in Seattle.
I happened across this cute place, Pike Street Press, and was happy to discover that they sell Chronicle products.
Pleeza no squeeza!
Watching cheese curds get made at Beecher’s:
Admiring the pastries at Piroshky Piroshky:
A place crawling with tourists (I was shamelessly one of them), the very first Starbucks:
An old photo of what the Pike Place Market used to look like:
The view from the Seattle Tacoma airport:
A short but sweet trip. Here’s to mixing business with pleasure.