Sunday, September 2, 2012


We had the opportunity to go to Seattle recently.  Rominal had to go for a Microsoft conference and Bailey, Mom and I decided we had to tag along.  We had never been to that part of the country and it was beautiful.

We landed around 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon. We dropped our stuff at the hotel and then took a taxi to the Space Needle. This fountain was very close to the needle and it was fun to watch the people playing in the water. I could have stayed here a lot longer.  It was the perfect spot to do some people watching.


Hello Space Needle!


We decided since this was a once in a lifetime type activity, we would have dinner in the Space Needle restaurant. It revolves around so that you get 360' views of Seattle and the surrounding area.  The meal wasn't cheap, but it was actually quite good.

Here's Bailey and Rominal enjoying the ride.


The next day Rominal went off to work, and Mom, Bailey and I went to play. We took a ferry from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island so that we could spend some time walking around in Bainbridge. Mostly I just wanted to be on the ferry. I loved it.

Here's Mom and Bailey as we depart Seattle.


And here's me and Bailey. Notice the jackets - it was chilly in the wind. And yes, I loved the temperature too!


We had a few followers on the ferry. Here's one of them.



I don't know what these flowers are, but I'm in love with them. We saw several different color combinations throughout the week and they were stunning.


This little rock guy was among some other rock sculptures on Bainbridge Island. I liked him the best though.



I should say that these pictures are all straight out of the camera. I don't have photoshop or any editing software.

I can hear Rominal saying to me, that we do have some kind of program that edits pictures, but I haven't learned it (or even opened it) yet.

So, the picture below is not the best, but it is a picture of Mount Raineer Rainier in the background. It looks like clouds and it is hard to believe that it is so large. It doesn't look real, but I was told that is an actual thing and not some computer generated image.   Pretend this picture has been edited and you can really see the mountain please.  Thank you.


And here's Seattle as we traveled back from Bainbridge Island. Monday was a very good day, and we walked a ton!

Oh, I should say, we were staying in Bellevue, which is about 45 minutes outside of Seattle. Each day we planned to take the bus into Seattle and tour there. Bailey became our tour guide. She figured out which bus we needed to be on and where we needed to transfer, etc. She did a fantastic job and we didn't get lost once. I was so proud of her.

Here's something we found pretty cool. This is a large transfer station under downtown Seattle. What I though was so neat was that light rail trains would come through on the tracks you can see in the ground and then would leave through the tunnels you see in the background.  Here's a light rail train.


And here's a bus about to go through the tunnels - just like the trains. So, even though we were on a bus, we traveled through the tunnels as well.

Yes, I know, I'm a bit of a geek, but I just thought that was very smart. We just don't have anything that cool in Dallas.

The next day we met up my sister, Ruth. First we did some volunteer work at the YouthCare in downtown Seattle. We helped prepare food and then serve it to homeless youth. It was very rewarding and I'm so glad we did this.

I didn't take any pictures while we were here, but Bailey took this picture of me using her cell phone.  I really enjoyed cooking on this huge cooktop.


After this, Ruth took us to lunch and then to the Pike Place Market.

I was blown away by all of the flowers. These bouquets of flowers were $5-$10 each! We'd pay so much more for less quality in Dallas.

The smell was fantastic.


I don't know the signficance this pig has, but I love pigs, so I had to take a picture of it.


Here's mom, Ruth and Bailey. We are waiting for the fish throwers to toss a fish. We got there in the afternoon, so not a lot of fish tossing was going on, but we saw a couple fly through the air.


It's hard to see, but there's a fish in the picture below.

Well, correction, there are lots of fish in the picture below, but one is in the air. He's near the neon sign that says, "Sound View Cafe."

In addition to flowers and fish, you could get fruits and veggies here. Bailey got a hoodie here as well.

Last picture for now. I took this while in the backseat of Ruth's car. I just thought it was neat.

I'll post more pictures later. Still basking in the memory of a fantastic trip.


Donna@My Sweet Things said...

I want to visit Seattle! Your photos are lovely Wendy. You don't need any editing software. You get it right straight out of the camera! Pike's looks so awesome! I'd love to something similar here in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. Except for the misspelling of Mount Rainier...

Wendy said...

Thanks Anonymous. I corrected it. I've never been good at spelling.