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Thursday, December 8, 2011

On Dasher, on Prancer, on...........Piglet????

Last weekend, hubby and I went to downtown Seattle to check out some of the Christmas lights.  One of our favorite things to do in the city is go to Pike Place Market, which was all decked out for the holidays.
Ok, I bet you all thought that pigs couldn't fly, right???  Well, I've got news for you:  not only can they fly, but this year a team of pigs is filling in for Santa's reindeer here in the Pacific Northwest!  Yes, it's true!  They were spotted on top of the market at Pike place!

We even have Rudolph!
In keeping with the theme of the farmer's market, there were even giant lit up fruits and veggies!  How fun is that?  The market is always a fun and festive place, even more so at the holidays!

The below photo is a rarity, snow at Christmas in Seattle.  I think this may have been taken a few years ago.
photo courtesy of flickriver
 
See, I told you they could fly!!!
photo courtesy of Argosy Cruises

Even the boats get into the spirit of things!
And I love the shot of the space needle, below.
photo courtesy of inspired photos
 
This is the unofficial mascot of the market, Rachel the Pig.  She is a giant piggy bank, and usually is one of the most popular places for tourists to get their photos taken (poor Rachel, everyone always wants to sit on her back!). 
That's it for today, hope you are having a great week!

9 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love when everything is lit up like that! Looks like a fun place to visit. I think the boat parade is this weekend here. Everyone lights up their boats!

Myric said...

At first I thought.. 'pigs?? That's so random!' lol! Until I saw the market. Now it makes sense!

xoxo
Myric

Kim K. said...

Very fun photos, Donna.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love driving around to see the lights..that may be on the agenda tonight.

Linda said...

So funny, Donna! Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Love it!
My son would be over the moon to have pigs on his rooftop. Hmmmm....

Karen said...

Rachael is a cute piggy!

Well, you have answered the question we always wondered about, Donna! We now know that pigs do FLY!

Karen

Debbie said...

How fun! Who said you had to be a reindeer to enjoy Christmas!!!

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Hello Donna!
It looks like you are really Loving the sites of Seattle! Pike Place Market is a Favorite For Me When we Visit Seattle.Have you Made it to Leavenworth at Christmas time yet! Gorgeous beyond Words!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Hugs
Jill