On our final visit to downtown Seattle, we visited the Theo Chocolate Factory in the Freemont Neighborhood of Seattle. Theo Chocolate is a small company that typifies the spirit of Seattle by being an organic and fair trade company. By organic they mean their beans are grown in an environmentally friendly environment without the use of pesticides. By fair trade they ensure their growers earn a living wage and have access to education for their families.
After the tour we headed downtown to buy a take-home dinner at the Chowder House and Pike Fish Company. On the way we had a great view of the Space Needle.
While not a big problem, downtown Seattle does have it’s share of panhandlers. Some have signs that create sympathy and generate donations, while others need a little creativity in their presentation. The guy below is an example of that, as nobody was donating to his weed fund.
We fought the Seattle traffic back to the motorhome and enjoyed a nice dinner while watching the Olympics. Tomorrow we head to SeaTac Airport so Jessica can catch her flight back to the east coast. The next day we head south to Salem, OR for a week or two. More on that later . . .