The World's Largest Collection of Giant Shoes at The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum in Seattle, Washington

“Down Under” at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, is an awesomely weird museum: The World Famous Giant Shoe Museum! More a storefront pedial peep show than actual museum (it takes up a wall of space rather than a room), for mere quarters you can get a glimpse of some of the largest shoes in … Read more

Pigs on Parade - Row of giant pigs inside Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

Pigs on Parade at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

In 2001 and again in 2007 Rachel the Pig served as inspiration for a “Pigs on Parade” fundraiser of decorated swines across the city. While in and outside of Pike Place I noticed a couple of other pigs that I believe were part of that fundraising effort! Site: Painted pigs on parade at at Pike … Read more

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has restaurants galore on top of so many specialty food, meat, and produce shops that it would be so easy to pig out there. But one of the must-see tourist attractions at the market is actually a pig! Stop by Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market while you’re … Read more

Flying from Seattle to New York - view of the mountain from the plane.

Flying from Seattle to New York – 2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation

I spent my day traveling. Two busses to the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Shuttle to my gate. Delayed plane to New York. And finally a cab from JFK to Manhattan. I’m a bit screwed up on time zones but the fact that my hotel is pretty posh (thank YOU Priceline name your own price)and a giant brisket … Read more

Totem Pole in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle Vacation: Pike’s Place Market & Seattle Underground Tour

I got to Pike’s Place Market at least decently early enough that the tourist crowds hadn’t started forming yet. I wandered a bit before spotting the original Starbucks and starting out my morning with a tall mocha. I then wandered some more until I figured out which stand was the one that threw fish around. … Read more