Saturday morning, we took a Lyft down to Pike's Place Market and checked into the Inn at the Market. The location is amazing. We are steps from the market. The hotel is on a steep incline so that's something to keep in mind. We checked in early so our room wasn't ready. They took our cell phone number and said they would call us when it was.
We headed out towards the Space Needle. The museum on our list was the Museum of Pop Culture. It is fantastic! The exhibits on Horror, Fantasy, Sci - Fi, Star Trek, and Jim Henson were immersive, interactive and fun! We spent about 2 and 1/2 hour there and could have spent longer. We usually spend about an hour at a museum so this was a great museum.
We headed to Elliot's on the pier to get our oyster fix. The oyster list was so long! We couldn't choose so we trusted our server to choose for us. The oysters were fantastic.
Our favorites were Eagleock and Snigoku. We also had a crab and shrimp melts and the spicy crab chowder. Both were very flavorful with a lot of crab meat. Glenn thought the crab chowder was too thick. It was a little globby.
We got the call our room was ready so we headed back. We needed to fix a part of Glenn's shoe since the sole was a little loose. We completed our shoe repair and headed back to the docks. I wanted to see the Seattle skyline from the water and ride a ferry so we chose the 35 minute ferry to Bainbridge.
Everyone was in good spirits since the weather was sunny and warm - a Seattle anomaly. We walked into town, tried some very good Amelia Wynn wines and took the ferry back.
It's game time! Time to check another stadium off our list. As we were walking to the stadium, Glenn stopped and pointed to a bar across the street. "That's the bar from the painting." We've had a LeRoy Neiman painting for years of F.X. McCoy bar. I was so excited. We headed in and had a drink.
It's famous for its collection of whiskeys. Glenn had Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish. The bartender was pretty excited to serve it.
A few unique things about the Mariners stadium are:
- One of the stands has cask ales.
- The ridiculous walk up music - It was a lot of sad country and Phil Collins.
- The scoreboard showed First Pitch Stats