It was supposed to be sunny on Saturday. If the fog and clouds weren’t hanging on I bet it would have been sunny! We do know how to make the most of a sunless day though.
I rode the Ferris Wheel this past summer when it was sunny. You could see Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle and the Cascades. I can’t imagine a Ferris Wheel ride on a cloudy day would be super fun.
Here’s the real reason for a trip to the Pier!
Under the Ferris Wheel on Pier 57 there is a wonderful carousel! I do love me some carousels. My favorite one is the Grand Carousel at Knoebel’s Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. They have gorgeous hand-carved wooden horses, that I think are 100 years old. Even though the carousel horses in Seattle are fiberglass, they are gorgeous just the same.
I recently backed a project on Kickstarter to help restore the world’s only Cowboy and Indian Carousel. The carousel is in Buffalo, Wyoming. The project WAS funded! Eric and I are planning to visit the carousel this summer on our drive back to Pennsylvania.
We watched the carousel for a bit before deciding that we should ride it too.
I love how gaudy the horses always are.
There is a horse with similar armour at the Knoebel’s carousel. When I was a youngin’ I thought it looked like a seahorse. No seahorse…just some armour.
My horse. Hello, Beautiful!
I think Eric and I were the only adults on the carousel. I have no shame!
I picked a wild horse for the ride!
It actually wasn’t too busy around the Pier so we decided to head up to the market.
And up through Post Alley.
Post Alley is famous for this.
The market was oddly not busy. We were able to snap some film shots too! And…no people were in the shots. Sometimes you just want a humanless shot.
I like the naked Trick or Treat kitty ladies.
Cinnamon Works sells massive vegan cookies. Look how big they are! They also sell vegan muffins aaaaaannnd vegan cinnamon rolls! We couldn’t say no to a cinnamon roll.
On the way back to the car, look who we saw walking down the tracks.
Oh my goodness look at that cute little guy! You usually don’t see raccoons out during the day, but he really seemed like he knew what he was doing. He quickly and safely crossed the road and hopped in the water. I have a feeling he comes out during the day because he gets many sweets and goods from tourists. Pier and Market success for everyone!