Saturday was tourist day in Seattle, for us and for thousands of other visitors, it seems.
Corey's mom and step dad and niece Allie were visiting the Northwest. They had spent the week at the Rockaway cabin with Jill and the kids, and came to Seattle Friday afternoon for a day of touring the Emerald City. This morning they were on a plane heading back to Colorado.
We packed a lot into that one day.
Waiting for the LINK light rail.
Yep, those are blue trees in West Lake Center, someone's idea of 'Art'.
The kids played in the water wall fountain, and then we headed for The Market.
The view from "Totem Pole Park", as we call it, is explained by Tour Director Tom to Tourist John.
Irene and I love the market flower stalls.
Of course we had to show off the gum wall, and add to it.
The Market was getting very crowded, so we went further down the hill to the Waterfront.
The photo below is the only one Isaac has given me permission to publish.
We had lunch on the pier at Ivar's, of course.
Fish and chowder for the people, fries for the seagulls.
Then it was time to head back to West Lake Center and catch a ride on the Monorail out to Seattle Center, where we had a 2:00 reservation to Ride the Duck.
Tom and I will have to return some other time to do the new Dale Chululy Glass Museum.
The view as we waited for our Duck ride.
Some of us were all quacked up.
The official, and pricey, group photo. Andrea sprang for it; we scanned it.
The "ducks' are WWII amphibious landing craft that have been revamped as touring vehicles.
The 90 ride took us around Seattle and along what would later that evening be the route of the Torchlight Parade. Some folks had quite the set up for parade watching.
We drove over the ship canal to Lake Union for the "Sea" part of the Land and Sea ride.
Here we go.
The tour was a lot of fun and a lot of silliness, which was fun too.
Before we returned via monorail and light rail, the kids stood on the feet of the Space Needle.
Back at the homestead we enjoyed appetizers which included Market smoked salmon, and a BBQ grilled dinner, followed by TV parade and Olympics watching, and pie.