Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day Ten | Good Morning Seattle, Pike Place, Space Needle, Turkish Delight and Chittenden Lock

We woke to a fabulous breakfast at our hotel (free!) and drove downtown Seattle to Pike Place Market. We did a little shopping, although Annelies got a little overwhelmed by the crowds (it was after all a Saturday) and therefore didn't hang out very long.
We drove to the Space Needle and went straight to the top. What a view!

Paradis took the picture below, a typical scene on our trip. Scott and I reading up on the history of the Space Needle while standing in line! Check out my new Mt. Rainier jacket! Love it ...
Scott and Paradis wanted to have seafood for lunch (what else while in Seattle?) so we returned to Pike Place Market. The girls were excited to see a sign 'Turkish Delight'. If you haven't heard of it before, it is a sweet that is mentioned in The Lion, The Witch and the The Wardrobe. Let's just say they won't be wanting to try it again in the future!
Our last stop was the Chittenden Lock, which features the famous fish ladder to help the salmon run. This is a must see while in Seattle. Super fun to watch the locks in action and the salmon ladder viewing room is amazing (and free)! Scott loved watching all the big boats come and go through the locks.
We tried to find a geocache in the area, but all three of our phones died (low on battery) just before we found it. So no go ...

We ended our night at the hotel. While I made ferry and hotel reservations for tomorrow, Scott worked at jamming all our items into luggage for the trip tomorrow. Not the easiest task in our day. Great day in Seattle; the weather was absolutely amazing! It was sunny and warm.

Day ten: 65 miles (2,775 total); $45.72 on gas ($457.80 total); $11.28 on souvenirs ($382.81 total); $68 tourist traps ($478.17 total); One state (Six total); One Country (Two total); 1 fight (1 total); 1 injury (1 total).

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