Seattle Photo Diary, Day 2

Day 2 started with an amazing breakfast at home, wandering around University of Washington's campus, then renting me a bike so we could explore more than on foot.  We wandered to the locks in Ballard, which are in constant use between Puget Sound and a Ship Canal (which connects on through Lake Washington and Lake Union), and saw a bunch of salmon hanging around.  None were jumping up the fish ladder, but we saw plenty swimming around and occasionally jumping around in the water.  We waited with a ton of other people for our own taste of Paseo, a tiny little place with the most amazing flavors, and biked over to Golden Gardens Park (a public beach) to eat along the water.  We biked into the downtown area of Seattle and saw a brief glimpse of the Chihuly Museum, but would have to return to actually see exhibits because it was closed for a private event.  Instead we headed to the Experience Music Project and explored a ton of music related exhibits.  Of course I saw Nirvana stuff, but my favorite exhibit was actually all about music videos.  They separated things out into categories and showed a playlist of music videos that fit that category.  We could put on headphones to listen to the music and watch a tv with the video playing.  For instance, some categories were Epic, Fan Made, Stop Motion, Dance...  And the videos for Epic being played were music videos that really were a mini movie, like Michael Jackson - Thriller, Beastie Boys - Sabotage, Kanye West - All Falls Down...  It was mesmerizing!  We then headed to dinner at Shiro's, which if you've seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi- this chef trained under Jiro!  The sushi was so unbelievably amazing, and I think sushi might now be ruined for me elsewhere...  We biked back to their neighborhood for the evening, with a stop for gelato on the way home.  Another successful day in Seattle!

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