Summer In Seattle
This is about the time of year when we Seattlites start to get impatient with our city. We’ve all come to accept the dreary days of winter as a part of the Pacific Northwest and we deal with it so that we can experience a fantastic summer season. By the time late May rolls around, we start getting ready for it. Local clothing stores are putting sweaters on the sale racks and I, at least, am already waiting in desperate anticipation for berry season to start. Come June, though, everyone is ready for summer whether it has arrived or not. Every day I check the extended 10-day weather forecast hoping to see a glimpse of summer on the 10th day when I can finally make plans to play disc golf and pick wild blackberries. For those who might not be aware, blackberries are abundant in the Pacific NW. On any given day during the summer, one can go to various parks around the city with a bucket, long pants (the plants will attack you with thorns!), and a hankering for fresh blackberries and pick all one wants. But alas, despite what Memorial Day might tell us, summer has not yet come to Seattle, though we did get a glimpse of it this last weekend.
Some of us, myself included, act like summer is already here anyway. As a transplant from Texas/Nevada, I never thought I would wear shorts on a 65 degree day, nor did I think I would see people laying out on towels in the park working on their tans that same day. Perhaps we think that if we believe strongly enough that it is summer then it will be summer.
So how does all of this relate to food tours? It means that, for now at least, getting a spot on one of our tours is relatively easy compared to the height of summer. This is prime time for locals who have been meaning to check us out but just haven’t gotten around to it yet or for the smart traveler visiting just before peak season. We already have many times in late June and July that are sold out, so if you’ll be in the area during those times, be sure to book early.
Until next time. Eat. Drink. Be Inspired.