After lunch we made our way to the Asian Art Museum at the center of the park. We were pleased to realize that we had arrived on the weekend when admission is free. There was a wonderful exhibit of Japanese Art Deco design, along with some beautiful Chinese pieces.
From Volunteer Park we continued to the Washington Arboretum where we strolled among native and imported varieties of trees and shrubs. Only occasional blooms were left from the earlier banks of azaleas and rhododendrons, I experienced my first mosquito bite of the trip, but it was worth it.
From ther we went in search of coffee, which is never hard to find in Seattle. Danielle says it is because of the dark, rainy winters that drive you to hot, stimulating drinks.
We were lucky to land a table without a wait at the Kingfish Café where home style soul food is the only choice. We had fried green tomatos and hush puppies for an appetizer. Our menu choices included fried chicken, grits and gumbo. But we all save room for cake. They served up a slice of Coconut Cake which was enough for five of us to share.