I was fortunate to have gorgeous weather for my second trip to Seattle. My previous stay had only be for a short time in Seattle before heading off to the Olympic Peninsula. This time Seattle was only stop. Seattle has different energy than San Francisco. There's a down to earth quality that's missing in California. The emphasis on fresh, often organic food was a gastronomic delight. I made a special trip out to West Seattle to visit Bakery Nouveau which was delicious. The setting of the city on Puget Sound is beautiful and when the sun is shining, it's a location that can not be beat.