This summer is wrapping up with warm temperatures combined with a smokey haze. It’s happened before, lasting a day or two, but this time, smoke has been our weather for more than a week. Wildfires from British Columbia through Idaho are blamed for our pewter colored sky and orange sunsets. We await the stronger breezes that will carry it away, but it keeps replacing itself. Under the strange dry grayness, I still wear my sunscreen, and enjoy a good tour-calendar while looking forward to August events like: Shakespeare in the park by Greenstage, and Wooden O, the neighborhood farmers markets, and art walks, the Out to Lunch concert series in downtown parks, and outdoor concerts and movies at the Mural at the Seattle Center.
The new Marketfront over Western Ave. at the Pike Place Market adds great views of Elliott Bay from the upper pavilion level. The market charms in the fence line display names and messages from supporters of the Market foundation.
A brew pub, and restaurants on the lower level make a great gather spot for larger groups to meet.
After Highway 99 viaduct structure comes down, this area likely will have access to the waterfront too.
Looking ahead, I’m going to Oregon along with about a million other adventurers to witness the Solar Eclipse! More later, and thank you for reading, From Margaret at Best Guide Seattle