Speechless in Seattle

dsc00448.jpg Yes!  We visited the first original Starbucks along Pike Place Market!  I was surprised to find out that it opened 36 years ago in April of 1971.  It was also interesting to see how the logo had changed from the original.  Did you know that by 2004 Starbucks had more than 8000 retail outlets worldwide and was opening new stores at a rate of about 3 each day?  Orin Smith, the chief executive officer, has a goal of  25,000 Starbucks outlets across the world putting it on par with McDonald's with its 30,000 locations. After taking some pictures we ended our "Starbucks moment" by picking up a collector's mug to remember the moment!