Spring in Seattle itinerary and details

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(Last Updated On: May 26, 2019)


The Posts

Around Ballard

Not-Shopping in Seattle

The View from Phinney Ridge

Maybe the thing I like the most about Seattle is the way you seem to always have a view of either the mountains or the ocean (or both) in the distance.

From Phinney Ridge (the geological formation, not the neighborhood) in the Greenwoodneighborhood, there are mountains to the west (the Olympics) and mountains to the east (the Cascades).

Aside from a reduction in the number of view-obstructing power lines, what more could a lazy, view-seeking girl ask?

West Seattle via Water Taxi – May 16
Space Needle

Celebrating Syttende Mai in Ballard – May 17

Azaleas (and Rhododendrons too) – May 18

A few rather random notes

Very soon you will be able to get downtown from the airport via light rail. Soon, but not yet.

The forecast for the week I was there was 65 and rainy. Instead it was 80 and sunny most of the time. Seattle weather is like that.

Web sites on the Ballard neighborhood:

  • InBallard includes dining and shopping opportunities;
  • My Ballard has daily updates on what’s happening in the neighborhood; and
  • The Ballard News Tribune carries news stories and other information about the neighborhood

Seattle.gov has walking tours for various neighborhoods, including Ballard.

The Syttende Mai celebration is always on the 17th, no matter what day of the week it is.

Water Taxi service is cheap ($3 each way) and fun. It departs from the downtown waterfront .

Exploring Seattle 

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