Monday, October 17, 2011

Seattle - Pronounced She-at-tle

Cami and I visited Seattle this past September during our yearly September get-a-way.

Our main reason for traveling to Washington was to see my cousins and our new friend Hayley. We found her with her daughter at the Mariners/Rangers game. Thanks to Uncle Nils and I for planning the weather on that Friday night: we called for normal Seattle weather, overcast with a chance of rain. The weather was great. The company was great; and, we saw the Mariners win!

 Earlier on Friday we visited downtown Seattle. We drove to Bellevue and saw the temple; the church where Uncle Nils took naps under his desk; held our breath the entire drive through the tunnel on Mercer Island; saw the Space Needle on a drive-by; and walked around Pike's Market. We got to sit on the the brass pig at Pike's Market. Pike's Pig is still accepting donations...
Paul and Cami sitting on Pike's Pig. This is the corner of the market where workers throw fish back and forth.
 We were amazed at the sight of the bouquets of flowers. These gigantic bouquets were going for $5-$10 each.
 Just below Pike's Place is the land of Gum. One day when we have a chance to go back we'll have to do a tour of the Underground Seattle. Can you believe Cami bet me $100 to lick the wall? And I did!

My cousin prayed that it would rain on Saturday so she could go to her friends birthday party. She got her wish. So we spent that Saturday jamming to Rock Band, playing dance games on the Wii, and watching the BYU/Utah game. (The BYU/Utah score was not too fun). Kenny decided to wear a red shirt underneath his hoodie, and reveal his red shirt to his mother about halfway through the game. But I guess we wore out Kenny too much during our jam-out session earlier that day, because he took familiar sleeping position while watching the BYU game. He never was able to make his mom mad by wearing red that day!

We had a great time keeping up my cousins late at night; visiting downtown Seattle, and meeting Hayley.

Thanks for the memories.

1 comment:

Becca & Jesse said...

Love this post, but seriously shouted EEWWW! when I read that you licked the wall-o-gum! I don't know how I missed that the first time I read the post but hey, I finally remembered to leave a comment with our blog address! Fair warning's a work in progress...I'm a terrible blogger. It's