Every neighborhood in Seattle has it's own little farmer's market each week.
We've made an effort to check out each one, but still had an empty check box next to the market in our neighborhood.
This is largely due to my nemesis: Queen Anne Hill.
The price one must pay to browse the farmer's market includes burning calves, profuse sweating and near death.
Oh Queen Anne, you're a charming little devil.
And very much worth the pain.
We happened upon a dreamy little children's store and spent far too much time wishing we could afford to buy everything within its walls.
I managed to walk away with only one item: a pop-up book about Pike Market.
It's made bedtime much more exciting, since Lola recognizes most of the places and things mentioned in the story.
Across the street from the Once Upon a Time, we found a gourmet chocolate store that had opened its doors (and chocolates) for happy hour.
I wasn't crazy about the chocolate (too snooty and expensive), but I have no willpower when it comes to free samples.
On the way home, we had to make a stop at Kerry Park.
A great reward for our efforts.
Farmer's markets, children's stores, chocolate, panoramic views, oh my!
I love it here.