Saturday, April 4, 2009

At the Wall of Gum

The break that we call Spring was anything but Springy unless you subscribe to the notion of April Showers bringing May flowers. Then you would be right. Until Friday, beautiful Friday.

Not only was it dry, it was warm. And beautiful. And felt like a good day to go to the city. Really a great day for a bike ride which is what Cycle Guy did with Lightning.

Beaner and her friend Jakenzie had friends visiting from out of town, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Kudos to Jakenzie and her parents Jen and Mr. Fixit for letting the boys stay outside in their trailer. We salute you! Jen and Mr. Fixit have two other daughters whom we love like our own, K.C. and Mcessica. Someday I will blog about them and the adventures we have shared through the years.

Jen and I herded Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, Beaner, Jakenzie, Fashionista and Mcessica into the car and headed south. After an hour of loud music and chatter we arrived in Seattle.
Free Hydration from the good folks at Vitamin Water and a walk through town brought us to Pike Place Market and...
... the Wall of Gum. Yes, the famous Gum Wall of Seattle is a very important stop when being a tourist in this great city. The Market Theater in Post Alley at Pike Place Public Market is a No Gum Allowed theater. Over the years a tradition started as people stuck their gum on the wall while waiting in line to buy tickets.

The story is that owners of the theater decided to stop cleaning the gum off the wall and since then, the tradition has extended beyond theater goers. The wall (now expanded to the entire alley) has become an attraction all its own.
Here we are adding our own gum to the famous collection.Fashionista likes the Wall of GumNext time you are in Seattle be sure to find the Wall of Gum and add your own gooey mess to the collection. (Just be sure you bring the hand sanitizer along)

19 comments:

countryfriedmama said...

My little brother just moved out to the beautiful Northwest. I don't think he knows about the wall of gum, yet. I'll have to fill him in! Looks, um, gross.

Shanda said...

It sounds disgusting and very cool at the same time! ;) I've heard how awesome the public market is before. So glad your Friday was truly a "spring break!"

Ashley said...

How fun! I've never heard of this wall of gum but it looks pretty interesting... though very unsanitary. Glad everyone had such a great time!

Just stopping by from SITS!

Pam said...

Visiting from SITS. And can I just say...YUCK!

everydayMOM said...

I did not know about the Wall of Gum! How did we miss it on our trip to Seattle a few years ago?!? It looks gross, but definitely not to be missed!

Jenny said...

In response to all of your descriptive words I only have one thing to say.

Yup.

Christy said...

Just stopping by from SITS - hope your day is fabulous!

Mike J said...

I've been wondering what to do with my gum. Now I know.

Audrey said...

You know, I've lived a couple hours from Seattle my entire life, and I've only been to the city once. And I've never been to the gum wall!

Thank you so much for your comment regarding my babies. It gave me a little more comfort about the uncertainty of the days ahead! I'm scared to death to move away from the only town I've ever lived in, but excited to see what God has in store for us as a family. I know we will come to rely more on each other and God, and it will definitely be worth the worry. :)

Rhonda said...

Just so interesting what becomes an icon.

Kids must love it! I will have to put that on my "Things to do before I die" list.

Me and My Family said...

wow! I didn't know about that wall either. EW! I wouldn't want to touch it though. But I guess it gets sanitized by the sun right? FUN.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I love Seattle in the sunshine. But the wall of gum sounds pretty gross. Ew.

Found you on SITS and just wanted to stop by and be part of the welcome wagon.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I agree it sounds a bit disgusting. You don't think anyone ever "borrows" a piece do you? Ugh! How fun to go and see it though!

Tanielle said...

How fun and disgusting all at the same time! Gotta go there!:-)

Glad you joined SITS, it's great!

I tagged you over on my blog! Come play along!:-)

Suzi said...

The wall of gum. Sounds pretty disgusting. I will make a point of checking it out next time I am in the Seattle area.

Happy Tuesday, stopping in from SITS.

Ronnica said...

Wow, that's disgusting! I'm not sure I could add my own gum to the wall, because I might tough someone else's!

Sit A Spell said...

Wall of gum...not my kinda art! I have a friend that lives there...she's never mentioned it...gonna have to ask now!

Tranquility said...

Wow! I grew up in Seattle and thought I knew about everything to see and do, but I wasn't aware of the wall of gum! I'll have to check that out someday!

JoLyn said...

I wonder why we didn't go here on our sisters' trip...