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Fremont on Father's Day

sunny 65 °F

With all the Alaska blogging, this entry was put on the back burner. Now almost a month later I am finally sharing it with you, enjoy!

On Father’s Day I spent the day at the Fremont Fair with my Dad. Every year thousands of people gather in Fremont on the weekend of the summer solstice for food, drinks, music, and the famous nude bicycle parade (which we missed!). Fremont is a unique corner of Seattle, filled with residents who defy normalcy and think outside the box. It is an artsy, intelligent community with weird quirks around every corner. From a statue of Vladimir Lenin, a giant rocket ship, and the Fremont Troll you never really know what you will discover next.


We spent the day strolling through the heart of Fremont enjoying all the sights and smells of a true street fair. Colorful booths lined the roadways and hundreds of people mingled and browsed the stands. The atmosphere was inviting and carefree as live music filtered through the crowds, children with painted faces chased one another, and the smells of deliciously fattening food wafted through the air.


We decided to skip out on the street food and ate lunch at Silence-Heart-Nest a fabulous vegetarian restaurant. Waitresses in saris greeted and served us, and the food and atmosphere hinted at an eclectic mix of cultures and tastes. Growing up my dad was vegetarian and has since returned to the dark side (no hard feelings Dad!), but my husband and I are both veggie and I think we all found the food to be deliciously unique.

Finishing off the day we made our way back through the crowded streets, enjoyed several late afternoon concerts, and relished the flavors of fresh strawberry shortcake. Nothing beats good music and food on a sunny summer day in Seattle with the people you love most. Never hesitate to enjoy these moments just as you would if given the opportunity to roam the streets of a Parisian market. Travel can take you anywhere, even your own backyard. Get out there and enjoy it!


Posted by Jennylynn 20:38 Archived in USA Tagged events

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