The timing of my trip to Seattle turned out to be perfect, another friend from Calgary had flown in for the football game. On Friday Carrie had to work so I met Cathleen for the day, we headed downtown to go shopping. So many good stores in downtown Seattle and all the fall clothing was just arriving.
We also mad our way to Pikes Place Market to see them throw fish and wander through the stalls. It was BUSY, so many people and we didn’t last there very long. We stopped at a few stalls and perused the art and trinkets that so many have for sale. There is everything at the market but you do have to fight with the crowds.
Then we found the first Starbucks. The store that started it all and I did buy a mug because it has the original logo. It’s still the mermaid but the mermaid has boobs! Boobs! So I had to get a mug because I’m that mature. You can only get the mugs at the original Starbucks, so it was my souvenir for the trip. When I got back to Nanaimo I broke m favourite coffee mug and it was a small consolation that I had the mermaid mug to replace the broken mug.
The original Starbucks logo: