We can not believe what a beautiful weather we encountered in Seattle! Sleepless, because we just want to keep going instead of returning to the hotel at night! There is so much to see and do in Seattle that you really have to chose very carefully what you want to do, otherwise you will soon realize that you miss out the most interesting things. In our case, we knew we wanted to dine out at the Space Needle, go to the Glass and Art Museums, stroll Seattle Center, go to Pike Market Place, and see Mt. Rainer. Well, first of all we did not know we needed to make reservations for the restaurant (we have visited the place before and at that time we didn't need reservations), so it was impossible to have dinner up there on Sunday night. We tried to make reservations for Monday night, and it was also completely booked! They told us to call in next morning to see if there were any cancellations which we did and found a spot at 8:45pm. Lesson #1, always make reservations a day or so ahead if you really want to have dinner at the Space Needle! Instead we went to see a group of street musicians from Peru who were offering a beautiful show just across the SN, and from here to a nearby restaurant.
We also went to see a memorial to one of the most loved journalists in Seattle who just died from a 12 yr battle with a brain tumor last Monday. People were leaving notes of sympathy, messages and flowers at the entrance of the TV station were she worked until her lasts days. We learned that she had just created a foundation for the treatment of brain tumor. This was one of those things that it just happens when you are around and you feel compelled to offer encouragement to others.