One morning we got up early and caught the ferry to Bainbridge Island. My parents called this island home when my father was stationed there in the Navy after World War II. It is such a quaint little island. I would really like to go back, rent some bicycles, and spend some time exploring. We walked for as long as we had time for before heading to the ferry to take us back to the city. Before leaving though we bought some sandwiches and drinks at a bakery so that we could have a picnic lunch on the return ferry ride.
And of course a trip to Seattle just wouldn't be complete without a stop at the original Starbucks where the coffee craze all began:
Finally, we made one last swing through the market before heading to the airport. I'm so glad we did because all of a sudden we noticed one of the floral stalls selling sweet peas!!! They were gorgeous, and I would have been content to take a picture and bring that home; however, my daughters decided they were each going to buy a bouquet and take a chance on the airport allowing us to carry them on the plane. Being the prepared girls that they are, they just happened to have small baggies and rubber bands in their luggage. We filled the baggies with water and rubber banded them to the flowers. Right before we were to go through the airport security, they emptied the water out of the baggies, sent them through the security check, and immediately upon the other side, they refilled the baggies. No one seemed to even balk that they wanted to hold them throughout our flight. And once home, we put them in a vase, and enjoyed their beauty for several days. It really was a perfect end to a perfect trip.