The Pike Place Public Market (pics) is arguably one of the most visited spots in Seattle for tourists, but make no mistake it is not just a tourist attraction. The market, opened in 1907, is one of the oldest continuously operating farmer’s markets in the country. It is managed by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA).
Check out our Seattle house sitting post over on WeSit4You.
OK, see what I did there? “Sitting in Seattle”? Not Sleepless. That would have been cheesy and, well inaccurate.
Anyway, so we are house and pet sitting in Seattle for 17 days. First and foremost, we are looking after a 9 month old puppy, Mia. She is a lively and adorable young dog that has been getting some very good training from her owners. She’s very smart and has adapted to being with us very quickly. Like all puppies, she is playful and inquisitive. She loves to chase a laser pointer around the living room floor and insists that we give her that opportunity at least twice each day. Also, she loves to eat ice. Just crunches away at it like it was a favorite treat.
We arrived into Seattle as a waypoint on a road trip that we began on May 30th that brought us up the coast of…
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The Boeing Aircraft Company assembly plant (pics), located in Everett, WA, is the largest building in the world by volume at 472 million cubic feet. The building covers almost 100 acres and is 1/3 of a mile in length. At this plant they build the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets.
Orca Whales (pics), also known as Killer Whales and Blackfish are actually not whales at all but are among the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family. The San Juan Islands is a great place to see Orcas since there are 3 resident pods that fish among these islands. These resident Orcas are fish eaters, primarily salmon.