Sunday, April 27, 2008

Seattle: Day 1

We had an action-packed, fast and furious weekend in Seattle. And it was so fun! The weather was absolutely perfect the entire time we were there--no rain and barely cloudy. The whole fam left Thursday evening on the Company Plane and arrived there late that night to be ready for a Friday of adventure.

Friday morning after breakfasting, we headed to the Seattle Center, first stop: the Space Needle. The view from the top was beautiful. Here's a family pic:

On our way into the city, we saw REI, which immediately sparked the interest of the gentlemen in the car. I humored them (I was the driver) because as I mentioned in my previous post, I had shopping designs of my own. The store was huge! Two floors, a huge rock climbing wall, an incredible number of bikes, tents, and even a restaurant. It almost made me want to become an outdoor enthusiast. After we all grabbed a souvenir (I got socks because unfortunately, I packed everything including the kitchen sink, but no socks), it was time to head on out to catch some more sights.

Next on the agenda--the Pike Place Farmers Market. Of course we stopped at the Fish Market (if you've ever seen the video you know exactly what I'm talking about) and watched along with the crowd while they tossed huge fish around at one another. I bought some Strawberry Jalapeno jam from one of the vendors--it was so good I had to! My mom and I could not believe how inexpensive the flowers were there. Bouquets that would cost upwards of $50-$75 here started at $15. They were beautiful and made me wish I could come grab a bunch every Saturday morning. We also walked past the original Starbucks (very crowded, of course) and got cookies from Three Girls Bakery. I highly recommend it.

From there, we walked over to the waterfront and wandered through some of the shops and antique stores before eating seafood out on the pier. At this point, it was time for my pick. We headed over to 5th Avenue for some shopping. I found my "souvenirs" and ignored the complaining that I was taking too long. Typical. After I finished up, we drove to Safeco Field for the Mariners game that night. It was Ichiro bobblehead night, but unfortunately we weren't in the first 25,000 patrons who received them. Mariners fans are crazy for Ichiro. Too bad for the Mariners--they lost to Oakland, and it turned cold!!!

On our way back to the hotel, the car steered itself into the nearby Krispy Kreme. You can see Drew is enjoying a Mariners sprinkle donut.

After that, we headed back to the hotel to rest up for Day 2--Mount Rainier!


  1. Glad y'all had fun!! Can't wait for Day 2 reports! :)

  2. So fun! I want to go to Seattle!!

  3. WHAT a great day!!! That looks so fun! =)


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