Summer Vacation 2007: Seattle
Renton, Washington, Econo Lodge (July 24-26)
Sunny with a few clouds. No rain.
- Toured Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
- Toured science museum and saw Mount St. Helens IMAX movie
- Went to top of the Space Needle
- Played in the hotel pool
- Toured museum of flight
- Took harbor cruise
- Went to Pike's Place Market
- Saw Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and fish ladder
- Visited Woodland Park Zoo
We discovered Red Robin. Even though it's a chain restaurant, we enjoyed the burgers and chicken sandwiches so much that we ate there twice.
The Experience Music Project has an area called the Sound Lab where visitors can play their own music. We drummed, sang, strummed guitars, and generally enjoyed making music. We didn't even scare any other visitors away.
The Pike's Place Market was amazing. Filled with fresh flowers, vegetables, meat, and fish; it was a feast for the eyes and the camera lens. It was also filled with street musicians, including the first street musician I've ever seen playing a piano! Pike's Place is also the home of the nation's first Starbucks. No, lattes were not on the menu that day, although Rachelle ordered of the best cheesecakes I've ever tasted from a cheesecake specialty shop.
The fish ladder at the locks was fascinating. The engineers kindly installed glass windows instead of concrete sides along part of the ladder. Plenty of the fish had grown to several feet in length, and the fish swam up the ladders in abundance.
We searched and searched for a souvenir to purchase for Emily. She picked a beautiful flower necklace in a shop on the Seattle waterfront. Her excitement was so cute and sweet!
Posted by Greg on October 2, 2007 at 11:45PM.