April 27 : Arrive at Capitol Hill, Seattle
“A very good option in Capitol Hill. Interesting location with
good restaurants and close to downtown.”
Dinner at Coastal Kitchen
Located in the Capitol Hill District, Coastal Kitchen is the quintessential neighborhood fish house. It is a bright eatery with an American menu ranging from breakfast classics to Cajun twists on seafood fare. Check it out http://coastalkitchenseattle.com/
April 28 Road Trip Through Skagit, Samish Bay, Chuckanut Drive and Taylor Bay
Tulip Festival at Skagit, Washington
The history of the festival dates back to 1883 when English immigrant, George Gibbs moved to Orcas Island to grow apples and hazelnuts. He had five dollars worth of flower bulbs to plant. When he realized how the bulbs had multiplied, he became interested in growing flowers and contacted Dutch flower farmers to learn about the business. In 1905 the United States Department of Agriculture sent Gibbs 15,000 imported bulbs from Holland to grow as an experiment. It turned out to be a huge success. In the 1920s the Bellingham Tulip Festival was founded to celebrate the success of the bulb industry. In the 1930s the growers moved to Skagit County where it has become one of the major annual events.
Stopover by La Conner
Lunch at Chuckanut Manor
Chuckanut Manor is a historic culinary roadhouse on scenic Chuckanut Drive overlooking Samish Bay & the San Juan Islands. Steaks, seafood, fresh oysters. http://www.chuckanutmanor.com/
Oysters by Taylor Bay
The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
April 29 Campus Tour of University of Washington and Half Day City Tour
University of Washington
University of Washington is a public institution that was founded in 1861. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,099, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 634 acres. Located north of downtown Seattle, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. It is also a cutting-edge research institution, receiving significant yearly federal funding, and hosting an annual undergraduate research symposium for students to present their work to the community. The university has a highly ranked School of Medicine, College of Engineering and Michael G. Foster School of Business. Known as a commuter school, the university does not require freshmen to live on campus, but it encourages students who do to conserve energy and recycle. https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-washington-3798
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is a special community within the heart of Seattle’s downtown. More than the city’s beloved public market, Pike Place Market is a vibrant neighborhood comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents.
Explore this vibrant attraction with this article in mind https://www.eater.com/2019/6/5/18643359/best-food-stalls-coffee-pike-place-market.
Museum of Pop Culture
Adi’s Happy Place – A museum like no other on earth. MoPOP, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. http://www.seattleandsound.com/museum-of-pop-culture/
Thank you Seattle. Glad we visited to see more of you this time.