Monday, July 7, 2014

Back to Seattle

We have visitors.  That seems to require a trip to that little town across the sound.  You may have heard of it, Seattle.

It's great as far as cities go.  But something was missing, so we asked Ruthie and her crew to go with us.  Everything is better with Ruthie and the Gang.

We went to the park near the ferry and waited for the appointed time. 

Even Satchel got into the act.

I would sit right over there and catch all the fish.

We boarded the ferry and headed out for whatever the sea brought us.  Or, Seattle, whatever.

All aboard the legendary Walla Walla

The boys decided to fire on all incoming ships

Of course I left the zoom lens at home.  That's why the bald eagle swooped down and soared along with us.
So I had to catch the close up action

Yes, that is my real hair.
Once in Seattle, we of course had to show them Pike Place Market and the seawall. 

And the giant metal squid.

Always a hit with the kids.

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And then, of course, the gum wall.

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Which flavor is best?

It was a hot day and we needed a rest.

Ruthie saved the day with water and a bowl.
Rainier came out to play

Of course we couldn't keep Michael away from an aquarium window.

The kids learned about bitcoin.  I don't know why, but they did.
Nicholas had two goals.  He wanted a Starbucks drink.  It is Seattle after all.  He didn't want to wait in the hour long line at the original Starbucks, so we had to settle for just another chain.

Hard to find Starbucks outside of Seattle, they should expand.

The other thing was to go to the Columbia Center, which is the highest building in Seattle.  We were waiting for the ferry and Sarah thought we might have just enough time if she and Nicholas ran there.  They got up there and back just in time.  Overall it was a good day with great company.  We had clam chowder and Starbucks.  Touristy, but fun.


  1. Are you guys over in Bremerton?

  2. Hey, Could I pick your brain about ER travel jobs in Texas? Might go there this winter enroute to the east coast eventually.