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Well, now that I don't have an internet connection I have to pay for I can type out my reflections of Seattle. Sure, Seattle is brimming with free WiFi but our otherwise sterling hotel was sans freeness. The thought of dragging the 'puter around to WiFi Hotspots was not high on list of must see attractions, plus it was vacation.

Standouts included the Broadway tryout for the new Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. Sadly the Pike Place Market did not disappoint. The market is one of those things you want to shove in locals faces by saying "Ehhh it was only okay." Vancouver Island and the Butchart Gardens were very nice. Nearing the top of the list was the Cinerama Theatre were KM and I saw The Simpson's.

On Tuesday we hit a three punch combination that knocked our socks off. First to last in no order of preference was the monumental Salumi. A sandwich shop that focuses on cured meats. KM and I shared a meatball sub and Salumi Salami sandwich. The place is a mecca where a 40 person line stretches out the door from the moment it opens till when it closes.

Next was the Elliott Bay Book Co. This book store had more Crime Fiction than most Mystery book stores. Easily the largest bookstore that I have been in that is not a Borders or B&N.

And finally we came the Seattle Mystery Bookshop. A great store. MysteryOne will always have a special place in my heart and the M is for Mystery store in San Mateo is probably the best store I have ever been in. But this Seattle shop is my kind of place. Books are, if a bit unorganized, everywhere. There was a nice section dedicated to writers of the North West. A section of newly arrived hardcovers and the back stock shelves that are a mix of new and used books. Tons and tons of signed books. I'll do a recent purchases under a different cover.

Last, definitely top of the list, is Top Pot Donuts. What can I say other than these were great donuts. Big as your head, I could only consume four of these delicious sugar dough bombs in my short time there.


Jared said…
By the way, I believe Sugar Dough Bomb has a new hip-hop album arriving next month, ironically titled "As Big as Your Head."

Brian said…
I think Aimee and I just took the same vacation: Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver. The mystery bookshop in Victoria was closed when I stopped by, which was too bad. Butchart Gardens were nice, indeed. So was the one dollar beer tasting and tour at Red Hook outside Seattle - highly recommended.
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