Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Experience Music Project

The very funky, possibly designed to resemble a smashed guitar from above, building of music and pop culture next to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center.
We have really enjoyed going to the EMP and often enough to put good use to our members pass. They have had some fun exhibits and it is always fun to see the sci-fi and fantasy exhibits. The Lego exhibit has been really cool too with all the different buildings and a chance to play with legos too. The guitar sculpture is incredible, going up three stories.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ride the Ducks

Since we moved to Seattle and I found out about these tours I have wanted to do one. We have tried a couple of times when different people have been in town, but it can be hard to have a deadline for getting into town between traffic and construction. It can make a big difference though, we have always been told the next tours available were an hour or two out, add to that the 90 minute tour with a young one and you can see why we hadn't done one yet. 

When my brother and his family came to visit we checked out the "Ride the Ducks" tour. We got a couple of quackers for some extra fun. Little Man only took a little while to figure out how to blow it. Our tour guide Ms. Abby Normal was pretty funny and knew about the different areas in Seattle that we were driving past and had some funny stories. 

The best part was going into the water of Lake Union, Little Man was mesmerized throughout the whole tour, with how high we were and possibly that he was forward facing too. When we got to the water though he was extremely excited and was sad when we left it. He was getting a bit antsy when we had been going for about an hour, he wanted to move around or stand up. Baby Girl was pretty happy throughout the whole thing, especially when Little Man started feeding her cheerios. 

Over all it was fun to get around town and see Lake Union from a different vantage point. Will probably wait a couple years before going again though. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Family pictures

Because we are trying to adopt again, we got some new family pictures done and we are thrilled with how they turned out.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our Standard Seattle tour

We've been lucky to have several family members and friends come to visit us. We love visitors to come and see us in Seattle. With these visits, we have been able to find a "tour package".  This is going to serve me more for when people are coming to visit.

Standard package

 Snoqualmie Falls
this is in moderate flood stages

sometimes though it looks like this:

From there we go to the Fremont Troll
*side note that Brian likes to make sure that you have seen the movie "10 things I hate about you" where the Troll makes a brief appearance

Followed naturally by a trip to Beth's dinner

Going to Pike's is a must!

and the gum wall is at Pike's

Go Seahawks!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wallace Falls

I really love the nature that is part of the Pacific Northwest! Such beautiful country fro sure.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Long lost twin?

Brian keeps getting these twin registry forms and information on joining their study. It is really rather amusing. I would think that it was for previous tenants but it has our current address and is addressed to Brian. They are really excited and anxious to find twins for their study, it is apparently open for twins all over the country if you are a twin or know of twins who are wanting to participate.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

This one time when we tried to go watch Orcas

We had a free weekend after getting moved, unpacked and settled into our new place we decided to go on an adventure. I had been wanting to Lime Kiln Point to go watch for Orcas, it is suppose to be prime watching and be able to see them from land. Off we went to Anacortes to catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.

waiting for the ferry

 The ferry ride alone was worth the trip, it was such a wonderful ride. It took just about an hour, and there was a wedding that went on heading to Friday Harbor.

yeah that is Canada on the other side of the water

waving to Canada

we were a little surprised to see how dry it was

checking out the coast trail looking for some Orcas
 Unfortunately the Orcas are not coming in by the coast lines this year as much as usual because the Chinook Salmon are not there to eat. The ranger said that normally they have seen 15,000 Chinook and this year they have seen 59, she also said that they have had large spaces of time without seeing Orcas that normally are going past the point a couple of times a day. Fun drive and ride on the ferry but no seeing Orcas this time. I hope that we get a chance to go back and actually see some. It took about 3 1/2 hours to get here so I don't know how often we will get there. We did see some Harbor Seals that were fun to watch for a bit.
 headed back to Anacortes and home

would have loved to have seen the sun set but was getting late for little man
Such a wonderful day together as a family and exploring this little corner of the world we are in.
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