Monday, April 23, 2012

A weekend in Seattle

Throw in 2 cab rides, a bus ride, one motorcross, a late afternoon spent swimming, a harbor cruise (educational!), 2 cups of coffee, 2 mochas--NOT STARBUCKS--, some pizza (Serious Pie), fish and chips on the historic waterfront, a couple long walks, and add in a long visit to the Seattle Aquarim and you get a great weekend in Seattle! 

Here is a photo journey of our recent mini vacation.  I'm glad you have been able to "visit" Seattle with us.

Our beloved Space Needle got a new "do" for her 50th birthday. 
I happen to like it, though I think I am in the minority around here

2012 Monster Motorcross Semi Finals (I think).  :-)

The 9th lap of the MAIN EVENT

Number 29, the winner of the big bikes!

Sarah at Pike Place Market

We spent about an hour just at the tide pools. 
They are a very family friendly aquarim.

Baby (coho?) salmon

 Two Harbor Seals-- we were told.

Sarah was the map reader (Educational!)

Our tour guide on the Harbor Cruise
(Argosy Tours)

The oldest daily newspaper in the state, I think, the Seattle PI.
Now on-line only 

Our awesome mountain!

California Sea Lions

Century Link (Formerly Qwest) Field:  Home of the Seahawks
Safeco Field:  Home of the Seattle Mariners!  

So, the next time you need to get away, do it.  Take the family and go explore--even if its a getaway in your back yard.  Do some educational tours and have fun exploring your own neighborhood.  Sarah learned stuff from experts in their fields and little tidbits about our area that she will remember for a life time.  Later on Monday when we were driving toward Discovery Park and Fort Lawton she pointed out the grain terminal.  She became fascinated with the cranes and made up songs/poems about them.  A rich educational experience!  I am so glad we went!

Oh and if you ever get to Seattle, blow our beloved needle a kiss!


  1. Hi! I am stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop. I saw the Space Needle and had to come say hello. My husband and I are both originally from WA state - both proud alum of WSU too :) LOVE you post and photos - you have a beautiful family! Have a great week ahead!

  2. I lived in Seattle for awhile, beautiful city and love the seafood! Pikes Market is always a great place to visit. Raising children and a garden are a lot alike. they both take work,love, and patience! But what a joy to be doing the work!!!

    1. Children and gardens are a whole lot alike! :-) I agree. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Sounds like a fun family getaway. Here from the Hop.


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