When Tom and I have an early flight out of TPA, we avoid the rush-hour stress by checking into the Airport Marriott the night before. The hotel is actually in the airport, with the lobby open to the concourse. And we have dinner at the revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel where we watch the planes land and take off. During the rotation, we also got a perfect view of the stacked levels of the airport parking garage as we slowly went past it as we dined there back in September.
Pike’s Place Market overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened in 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ markets in the U.S. It’s nine acres of a raucous overload of color and clatter, from the famous fishmongers to the Asian florists to the produce vendors and everything in between. It was a photographer’s candy store. And the home of Big Ass Grapes.