What a lovely city with cooler weather.
We arrived just in time for the fireworks in a nearby down called Edmond.
We loved stretching out on the lawn watching fireworks that weren't too long or too short. There must be a sweet spot for how long a firework show should be.
We spent all day down at Pike's Place Market. The walking felt good after driving.
Busy little place
Gretchen grabbed some earrings, her signature souvenir on any trip. And, Becket got a snake and Micah a stuffed little dog, Sophie which became a huge part of the family by the end of the trip. More on that later.
I found the bathroom signs very funny. Seattle is just a creative city. They just let it be. I feel like it's a happy New York.
Oh yes, the famous gum wall. People would stick their gum on the wall before entering the theater because there was no gum allowed. Looks like a lot of people chew gum and have fresh breath here.
Eeww! Don't touch it!
Let's talk Sophie shall we? She'll be in a lot of our pictures. She originally had a tag on her that said Douglas, so to tease Micah, we all called her Douglas. She ended up cutting off the tag at lunch, but we couldn't let it die.
Sitting on a pig with Douglas Sophie
Seattle streets with Douglas Sophie
Ferris Wheel Douglas Sophie
Harbor tour Douglas Sophie
The aquarium Douglas Sophie
I particularly liked this pose with the hand posted up on the otter and the other, clutching Douglas Sophie.
Douglas Sophie became quite attached to Mat throughout the city. This is the only dog Mat has bonded with
We snagged the city passes which allowed us to do more than the average Joe passing through Seattle.
Space Needle (without Douglas Sophie, hence the sadness of the separation. We just didn't want her to run and jump off the Space Needle)
Just around the city
Underground Tour: We learned a lot about the early days of Seattle, especially the sewage system.