Knotthead Travels West
For about four days in October, Knotthead visited the west coast city of Seattle. He found coffee, baseball, art, boats, hippies (is that still a word?), more coffee, and fish, both live and with chips.
The first morning was
easy. He woke up and took a walk up to the Café
Appassianato, "Where a passion is always
brewing." No passion was mentioned but they did sell
him a great cup of coffee and a darned good cranberry
scone. Scones of any flavor are not native to Currituck
County so these were an especially tasty treat. While
waiting for his coffee, he got a look at a beautiful
bean roaster. A marvelous piece of brass and enamel
equipment that roasted the coffee beans to perfection.
||The next day was spent seeing the sites again. This was pretty neat. The troll is sculpted in cement and is so big that you can see a car in his left hand? That's a Volkswagen Beetle. A real one. Full size. Pretty cool. huh?|
|In the afternoon, he
went to the
Locks Park. They're at the dam that separates
Lake Union from Puget Sound. The dam was built in 1927
and even then before you'd think anyone was worried about
the environment, they built a fish ladder beside it so
that the salmon could swim past the dam and upstream to
spawn. The best part was the portion of the ladder that
ran directly beside the dam. A tunnel was constructed and
a glass wall was installed so that people can sit on
benches and watch the salmon swimming by. This held our
boy's attention for hours.
After the fish watching he had lunch at the Lock Spot. Fish and Chips was the menu. Anywhere you find a lunch counter in Seattle, you'll find fish and chips. The tartar sauce is always different at each place. Knotthead felt that the difference was only in which seasoned salt the chef used to flavor the mayo. Opinion? Visit and see for yourself. Then go home and try it. See?
Now don't think he didn't visit a coffee house. He went to Mr. Spots Chai House for afternoon coffee. What a cool place. If your "right coast silly (self)" wants a regular coffee, black, you had better order an Americano, regular. That's what he told us. It was the only time he felt like he had fallen into a lost episode of "Frasier".
The place had a computer so he could scratch his "tech" itch and check on the ol'web site. All was well while he was gone so he looked around.
Mr. Spots offers live music in a cozy and interesting atmosphere. There were varieties of incense and bath oils, as well as gallons of chai. Knotthead only got to ginger and pepper in the ingredients before he decided to leave that to the pros. You can learn about chai on Mr. Spots' web site.
were other places of interest that didn't
make it to photographic state. If any of
these places are in blue,click them and
visit the sites. If not, go to Google and search for them.
|The visit was
finished up with a brisk sail in Puget Sound aboard
Wayne's 30 footer. This included a trip through the locks
After the sail, he went to dinner with Scotty, Rod, and Wayne. He actually found collards on a menu. "Don't get no better'n that."
Then he said, "G'night, Seattle. Thanks for the ball cap."