Tuesday, January 29, 2013


This morning, my pastry loving pal and I went to Georgetown and walked 4.5 miles through the northwestern streets of this diverse neighborhood.

We started with a hard decision. Should we eat at the Essential Baking Company or the Alki Bakery Cafe? (They are kitty-corner from each other at 1st and Orcas.) We opted to try Essential on this walk and Alki on a later one. I can't speak for the pastry but my oatmeal was pretty darn good and the cafe was bright, clean and friendly.

Walking east on Orcas, we spotted some single family homes with interesting garden features.

We passed the Blu Grouse then turned south on 6th and passed the Seattle Design Center.

Winding our way back to 4th Avenue S, where we spotted many people lined up at a St. Vincent de Paul outlet. (We suspected they were there bacause the food bank is open on Tuesdays.)

We continued west to the Duwamish Waterway where we saw ships, barges and a pile of brilliant blue glass.

On East Marginal Way S, we heard a train horn and carefully backed away as a Union Pacific train (comprised of an engine, one car and one flatbed) passed by - we even got a wave.

Passing Capital Industries, we spotted a "Now Hiring" sign

sitting on top of a large open container that was painted like an American flag and stated that they support our troops.

We walked down a street where three small bungalows were mixed in with warehouses, factories and businesses.

We noticed The Sharehouse which provides household furniture to families and individuals who have been homeless.

We admired the lovely courtyard outside Espresso by Design

before winding our way back to 1st Avenue where we noticed the Slim's Last Chance mural.

We really got to see a diverse slice of Georgetown today.

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