It seemed like everywhere we went we had just enough time to hit the top 1 or 2 things we wanted to do, and Seattle was no exception. On my list: the Space Needle and Pike's Market. Both were awesome.
So no time for the Twilight tour of the Pacific Peninsula, haha! But we did get a quick glimpse of the Seattle temple on our way past. Chris' parents met up with us at the Space Needle for some good old fashioned Northwest fun!
Chris spotted an awesome VW BBQ at the market. Want! And we also saw the first-ever Starbucks. Good times.
The space needle was impressive. We didn't go up to the top, in spite of Simon's persistent requests (read: tantrums galore).
Pike's Market was pretty much my dream come true. Oh the food! I am dying to go back without my kids (and with an extra stomach) so I can experience it all. Yum and YUM!
After that we jumped on the ferry across the Puget Sound to Discovery Bay...
...where we were greeted with it's trademark gray skies and constant drizzle, but we didn't mind! (It was the first cool temps we'd gotten on the trip so we were excited!)
The kids & Grandma & Grandpa collaborated on a sandcastle, we swam in the indoor pool and the kids discovered some sort of crab/octopus hybrid...ew!
On our way out of Washington we were able to spend an afternoon with Chris' Grandma & Grandpa Jones, his Uncle David & Aunt Bo and his cousins Emma, Eric and Catherine, who are closest to Maya's age. Maya and Catherine bonded quickly over knitting/crocheting and all the kids had fun running around together. We enjoyed a fantastic picnic (homemade fried chicken, homemade rolls, homemade lemon bars...I was in heaven) and Uncle David even wow'd the kids with his awesome rocket. Such fun. There's nothing like being with family.
And our Washington adventure comes to a close, but we still have almost a week to enjoy the Pacific Northwest in Portland...coming up next!