A Travellerspoint blog

June 2012

Seattle day 2

DWight had to go get a shirt!  He or I get them wherever we go!

DWight had to go get a shirt! He or I get them wherever we go!

The Space Needle is painted like it was in the beginning.]At the Experiance Music Project Museum

At the Experiance Music Project Museum

Mt Rainer in the background!!]Well we could not have asked for better weather! A totally clear blue sky was all we saw today!! I think a couple of us got sunburn on out Harbor cruise! We all met in the lobby after breakfast then walked down to the Hop On Hop Off pick up location. We rode down to the waterfront and got off near Argosy Cruises so we could get our tickets for the Harbor Tour cruise. We had an hour to walk around the piers and check out the stores and restaurants to see which we wanted to eat in for lunch!! The Harbor tour was excellent. We all got a good dose of vitamin D riding on the top! The narration was excellent on this trip! After the cruise the majority of us headed over to Ivar's Acres of Clams which has been in business since 1938. Several of us had King Salmon...this is the last week of the only 2 weeks that the you can get fresh King Salmon! The rest of the time it comes frozen. I had it and it was awesome! After lunch we headed to the Aquarium. It is a very nice place that I woud recommened to all ages. We got back on the bus and rode it to Pikes Place Market to watch the flying fish. Our group decided to head back to the hotel. I that been a super long day!! We rested up some then headed out for dinner!
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Edgewater Hotel---the Beatles and Elvis stayed here!

Edgewater Hotel---the Beatles and Elvis stayed here!

Mt Rainer in the background!!

Mt Rainer in the background!!


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Too our Harbor cruise on this!

Too our Harbor cruise on this!

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An octopus!!  They are so slimy and yucky looking!!!

An octopus!! They are so slimy and yucky looking!!!

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These sea otters were the older ones, they said they liked to nap and rest alot!!

These sea otters were the older ones, they said they liked to nap and rest alot!!

The guy behind the counter just caught a fish that a guy threw to him.  It was hard to get pictures because they were so fast

The guy behind the counter just caught a fish that a guy threw to him. It was hard to get pictures because they were so fast

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Arrival day in Seattle

Well I have a few more gray hairs after this morning! 4 of our group were stuck in security and had to run to the plane to get on!! Somehow I sweet talked the gate agent and she held it for them! Flight was good, had a couple rough spots but not bad. After we all got our luggage I called our bus to come and pick us up. They had to call another van to come get luggage because it all would not fit in the 29 passenger bus. The van was completely full too!!
After we all bombard the hotel 5 hrs before check in, we get our luggage stowed in a room and head out looking for food! We are now 2 hrs earlier so this has some of us messed up! We walked 2 blocks over to the Seattle Center and headed for the Armory that houses a food court. We all ate then headed over to the Space Needle. It was a beautiful clear day so it was awesome looking out from the top.
After getting all the Hop On Hop Off tickets for in the morning, we headed to the Pacific Science Center where we saw a IMAX film, Mummies: Secrest of the Pharoahs. It was good. There was a Butterfly habitat there that was really nice. TheExperiance Music Project was another museum we went to. There we saw exhibits on AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix. The had sound rooms you could go in and place insturments. Was a really cool place and wish my brother could see it! I know he would love it.
After walking around for 7 hours we headed back to the hotel to get checked in. There is a restaurant here and we at there and it was really good. It has been a long day so everyone hit the sack pretty early. We have a full day planned tomorrow!!!
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The Chilulluy sculptures.  There is an exhibit at the Arborteum in Dallas if this work.

The Chilulluy sculptures. There is an exhibit at the Arborteum in Dallas if this work.

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Sandy, Kenny and Landa

Sandy, Kenny and Landa

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Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

Ms Dorothy!!

Ms Dorothy!!

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This was outside of the Pacific Center Museum

This was outside of the Pacific Center Museum

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Butterfky habitat

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World's Largest Guitar

World's Largest Guitar

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