Sleepless in Seattle (part 4)

(posted by Emily) 

Sunday 12 October 2014

After our visit to Chihuly, we decided to head downtown toward the stadiums. The Seahawks had a game that day, and we wanted to see if the fans are really that loud

Along the way, we came upon an Indigenous People's Day demonstration, complete with drums, signs, chanting, and reporters checking out the action. 

they blocked the intersection, and cars couldn't move in any direction


gotta snap a good pic
We walked down to CenturyLink Field and yes...it really is that loud. We just stood outside for a few moments in awe of the noise. 




Around the front of the stadium, there activities for fans and families--including an appearance by Lil Sebastian :)

you're 5,000 candles in the wind


We wandered through the nearby neighborhoods in search of somewhere to grab a beer and watch the game. We stumbled upon Altstadt, a German-style beer hall and brat house. We each got a beer, and shared a potato dish with pickled pumpkin, sage, pumpkin puree.




At halftime, we headed off to walk through the city a bit more. After some hemming and hawing, we know we really just wanted to have Po Dogs again before we hit the airport :)


Our order this time was the PB Dog, a South of the Border dog (guac and pico de gallo), and a final dog with sauerkraut, sautéed onions, and spicy brown mustard.  


Unfortunately, we missed the ideal train back to the airport so we ended up taking a town car again. Not the least expensive plan, but we made it to the airport in time!

I spotted a familiar friend in one of the airport gift shops....


And this was one of the most welcome sites we've seen! Rick got to watch the Cardinals game, and it made the trip home got much more quickly!


A fun weekend of new sites and sounds! We enjoyed the crisp fall weather and scenery, too!
--E&R

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