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Molbak's in Woodinville - 13625 NE 175th Street Woodinville Tel: (425) 483-5000 is an escape from the city. Take bus # 41 from the Northgate Transit Center to 125th & Lake City Way, then transfer to the # 372 to Woodinville. Walk through the nursery and browse the gift shop, have a hot drink or juice at their espresso stand, or rest awhile at a table before hopping the bus back to Seattle.
De Young's Farm and Garden store is right next door and across the street there is a shopping center with Target and movie theatres. This adventure takes around 4 hours depending upon the amount of time spent shopping and if you time your buses correctly.

Swanson's Nursery & Greenhouse - 9701 15th Ave NW Tel: 206-782-2543
A great place to look at all the plants, escape the spring rains in the green houses and have a drink at their espresso stand.

Tully's Coffee Houses are also great places to avoiding April's damp weather. Warm up by one of their fireplaces, sip a hot drink, people watch or read a magazine. There are many Tully's throughout Seattle, here are just a few locations to get you started:
*2060 NW Market Street (Ballard) Tel: (206) 781-4887
*7900 E Green Lake Dr. N. Tel: (206) 517-5004
*3223 W. McGraw (Magnolia) Tel: (206) 282-3191
*1401 4th Ave (Downtown Seattle) Tel: (206) 625-0600

If you are in the mood for something wacky, stop by Archie McPhee's Tiki Hut and Toy House - 2428 NW Market Street in Ballard Tel: (206) 297-0240 for a look at their unusual inventory of plastic nick knacks.

Take a bus ride to University Village and explore the shops, or spend the afternoon in their courtyard. To get there take bus # 75 or # 68 from the Northgate Transit Center.
Route #75 will also take you through the Sand Point area. You may want to make a stop at City People's and check out the nursery or stop by Great Harvest for a free slice of bread.

 


 

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