Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Organizer/Leader: Bill Beyers, University of Washington
Trip Capacity: 35
The Pike Place Market is located just six blocks west of the Seattle Convention Center. This is one of the largest farmer’s markets in the U.S., but it is much more than a farmer’s market. It is a seven acre City of Seattle Historical District with a wide variety of shops, connectors to the Seattle waterfront, and housing for high and low income people. It is the home of the original Starbuck’s coffee shop, and includes everything from the famous Gum Wall to fish merchants throwing whole salmon around. This field trip will include a walk through the market, as well as a discussion of the history of this Seattle institution.
You may even have the pleasure of a fish whizzing by your head at top speed.
If you are one of those lucky folks with an extra day on your hands, there are quite a few field trips scheduled during the week of AAG that are not to be missed!
For a list of all the fieldtrips, visit http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/field_trips_and_workshops/field_trips