We walked most everywhere while in Seattle. On our way to Elliott Harbor, we walked through a year round farmers market. My favorite part was the fish market. When a customer wanted to purchase fish, the workers would sing song and throw the fish across the market. This lady here is catching the fish she wants. We stood and watched for a while, it was pretty cool!!
This is one long set of stairs. We put on at least 2 miles a day. There are lots of hills in the city, similar to San Fransisco, and now realize why the city shuts down when snow arrives. The hills are steep!!
Russell using my camera to take some pictures while waiting for Curtis.
We took the kids to the Museum of Flight. I think Curtis and I were more interested in it then the kids. There was lots of history and some planes for them sit in. Russell loves all the buttons.
The famous Space Needle.
The weather was beautiful while we where there. Chloe was very excited to wear some capris.
Another highlight was the Pacific Science Center. There were these tide pools with fish in them we could touch. I was the only one interested in feeling all the animals in there. Curtis only quick had his hand in there. I'm surprised I got the picture. The sea anennomie was my favorite. I have no idea how to spell that work and neither does spell check!
This demonstration was fun as well. I thought their teacher would be happy they were educated on a holiday.
The butterfly garden was spectacular. Curtis took some really good shots of the butterflies.
We saw Legends of Flight in the IMAX theater. Russell and Chloe have never been to a theater before let alone an IMAX in 3D. They were giggling in their seats with excitement. That's what a parent likes to see and hear!
This is part of an engine. Curtis is telling Russell how it works. Chloe and I bypassed this one.
Russell and Curtis couldn't wait to get their hands on the controls. This was lots of fun moving marbles around. Chloe liked this one too. It's good for their eye/hand coordination.
Here are all the products from China ready to get unloaded. The crane operators can only work for 2 hours before they need to get off the crane and take a break. There is no room for error and they are looking down through glass in the floor of the crane and have eye strain.
Seattle skyline. They say Seattle has 220 totally cloudy days a year. We had a few of those days. I don't think I could handle all the cloud. At least when there is snow on the ground there is sun.
A grain ship loading to head across the pond. When the ship is full, all the red on the boat will be below the water.
Vehicle and passenger ferries.
This is the US Coast Guard ice breaker boat. It is built to handle ice. To break through the ice the fuel in the hull is moved around from one end to the other to maneuver it up on to the ice.
Fish feeding time. We were in a dome where we could watch the fish all around us. The diver also talked a bit about some of the fish.
We had tons of fun in Seattle. We got lots of exercise every day and were always on the go. By the time night came, we were all ready for bed. I'm sure Russell and Chloe will remember this one for a while. They still talk about going to the Shushwaps and that was 2 1/2 years ago. It's fun to take them on holiday. I am so glad Curtis took the time off work to just relax and have fun. There will be another post coming.