This Place Has Gone to Pot

Wednesday, our first full day in Seattle, was the parade and celebration for the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory. It was reported that over 700,000 people attended, but not us. We’re not really fans of football or crowds, so we opted to stay out of downtown and drove north, instead, to see the communities of Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett.

This Super Bowl was called by some the “Stoner Bowl” because the two teams were from the two states that have legalized pot. Washington’s team, the Seahawks, won by a landslide, 43 to 8; Seattle’s first national sports championship in over 30 years!

We were interested in a different kind of pot, so on Thursday we drove to the Seattle Pottery Supply showroom on the recommendation of our artist friend, Debi.

For some time, Dale was been making ceramic mosaics and clay yard sculptures. We have a kiln in our garage and for Christmas I bought her a potter’s wheel. Just after the start of the new year, we began spending time at Morada Way Clay, learning how to throw pots and glaze (and I’ve been attending weekly figure drawing sessions) and we’ve made some good friends there in the Islamorada art community. All of this is a way of explaining why we just had to visit Seattle Pottery Supply which is much bigger than anything we have in Florida.

Here’s Dale, trying out one of the potter’s wheels on display:

We left the pot shop around lunch time and decided to head over to West Seattle for lunch at Salty’s, another of Debi’s suggestions. What an amazing view of the Seattle skyline from across the Sound:

We had a great Pacific seafood meal…

…then drove around Alki Beach and West Seattle house-hunting. Not finding the area or the houses to be what we were looking for, we then headed south to the bottom of Puget Sound and looked around Tacoma for a brief time, stopping in Bellevue on our way back home. The whole area is beautiful, but we decided that we should look north for a more laid-back place to plant our summer garden.

Friday we’ll be heading to Bellingham!

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