Sunday, July 8, 2012

Seeing Seattle (Part 2)

We were planning to head home in the afternoon, so we had all morning to catch the sites we missed the day before.  Our hotel was almost literally next to the Seattle Temple, so we made sure to stop by before we headed out seeing the sites for the day.  I was surprised it seemed such a small temple for such a big city.  The grounds were lovely, and Diddles loved singing, "I love to See the Temple" over and over.

Our next stop was the harbor cruise.  It was a nice relaxing ride.  The kids got bored about 3/4 of the way through and were DYING of hunger.  If anything, this trip taught those kids that when we say, "This is breakfast/lunch/dinner," we mean it!

It was another glorious day, and the weather was just perfect!  Our tour guide shared some really interesting facts about Seattle and it was fun to learn more about its history.

After the harbor cruise Josh high-tailed it to Pike Place Chowder to save us a spot in line.  We had a time of finding the place and him with a distracted Diddles and two whining, hungry, tired kids.  The clam chowder and bisque soups were delicious, and our spot in the shade was even better!

After lunch we stopped off at the gum wall for a little dessert.  Just kidding. 

With full tummies, we hit the Seattle Aquarium next.  The kids loved the huge aquariums and the colorful fish!

We got there just in time to see a diver feeding the fish.  he picked up this giant starfish and put a small fish in it's tentacles, then the kids got to watch as it slowly worked its food to its mouth to ingest its food!  Yaks was mesmerized.

The water birds were very entertaining, and the splashes from the crashing waves exhibit were a big hit!

After the Aquarium, we were ready to head home.  Big cities are so fun to visit, but I'm glad we don't live in one.  Good times.  Thanks, Seattle!


unevensideburns said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! You sure know how to pack it in. I love it that Yaks thought he would be going up into space from the space needle.

Sarah said...

Wow! What a fun (PACKED!) get-away. That's enough excitement for the whole summer.
Wish there were decent cities like that near enough to make a do-able trip of.
I love the first picture of you strolling the grounds behind Eliza. You look great!