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On The Road - Next To Seattle (Part 1)

09.23.2011

road trippin' sea-town

September 11th
The next part of our road trip was the focal point of where we were ultimately headed: Seattle.

The Teacher and myself decided that we should take advantage of a getaway (by ourselves) before #2 arrived. So, with Magnus staying atThe Teacher's parents, we made the drive north from Astoria to Seattle. Not really a bad drive and after a few hours on the road, we found our hotel and walked over to the Space Needle.

Up, up, up we went.

Seattle

Seattle

We really lucked out here. Blue skies in Seattle? Yep.

Seattle

Of course here's a B/W shot anyway.

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

Hey, that was our hotel. Yep, the Holiday-Inn Express. Close enough to walk, but not exactly that close when one of us was very pregnant.

Seattle

After coming down, we walked around the base, just a little.

Seattle

We had dinner plans around Pike's Market, so we made the haul down to the waterfront. It was a decent walk, and The Teacher wasn't sure she would be able to make the return walk, but we left that decision for later. So, after some walking, we made it to The Crab Pot for some fish and chips.

After feasting it up, we walked over to Pike's Market. Given that it was Sunday and about 7pm, not much was happening. We basically just surveyed the area and made plans to return in the morning.

Seattle

So, now we made the walk back. The Teacher was a trooped and simply went for it.

Seattle

The walk back wasn't exactly easy either. Of course once we made it up the hills it wasn't that bad.

Seattle

We did make it back just fine and in decent time. We went up to our room and kicked back. The view from the hotel was pretty dang nice too.

Seattle

As we kicked back, we watched a decent amount of TV specials on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Seriously, watching the part where people jumped from the Twin Towers was extra freaky when you thought about how high it was from the Space Needle. No way, I could jump from that (at only half the height of the former Word Trade Center buildings). Craz.

When it got dark the view was even better. The Pacific Science Center had some patriotic lighting tonight as well.

Seattle

I did take advantage of the Space Needle view and took plenty of photos through the window.

Seattle

So, we did see plenty, but there would be plenty more to see the next day as well.


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