Last weekend we drove to Seattle to meet some friends (Brenda & Andrew and their son Jared) from BC that we hadn't seen in over 9 years and to hang out together for the weekend.
We left early and arrived at the hotel in Seatac by 10:30 am. After getting our bearings we set out to the waterfront and Pike's Place.
|(Me, Jared, Brenda)|
|(Andrew, Jared, Brenda & me)|
|(Big ferris wheel on the waterfront)|
The Blue Angels were in town and doing an afternoon show, which created some artwork in the sky.
|(Fuzzy - is this a heart or a B?)|
|(More artwork in the sky)|
|(Brenda and Troubadour goofing off for the camera)|
After an unremarkable dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory we decided to go the Seattle Center. Unfortunately the Pacific Science Center and Experience Music Project (EMP) were already closed. Brad and I were quite disappointed as there is an AC/DC exhibit at the EMP and we are both huge fans. I think it is on the list for when we return in a few weeks for the Ace Cafe sponsored Meet at the Ace - A Summer Shakedown vintage motorcycle festival at the LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma.
So, we wandered and took in the sights and enjoyed the warm evening. I don't think I'd ever seen the space needle in the daylight before.
|(Space Needle in the early evening hours)|
|(Space Needle in the sunshine)|
|(Space needle as viewed through a kinetic sculpture)|
|(Troubadour strikes a pose)|
|(Space needle reflected in the EMP building)|
We found an interesting squid sculpture called Parking Squid, by artist Susan Robb that was a cool bicycle rack. It is a temporary sculpture on display until it finds it's forever home in the city's right-of-way.
|(Troubadour couldn't resist)|
As the sun set we watched the kids play in the International Fountain and listened to the music before heading back to the hotel to rest up for Sunday.
|(Chilling to the music)|
|(USS Halsey - active duty guided missile destroyer - US Navy)|
- Au Revoir
" You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh