We finally took a family vacation to Seattle to see my super cool mom!! And was it sleepless? A bit. Because we drove 13 hours straight through the night to get there. And neither of us can sleep very well while the other is driving. Thank goodness it wasn't sleepless for Kennedy.
We stayed with said super cool mom (thanks mom!). And since my mother is a fantastic photographer, I let her take most of our pictures (again, thanks mom!). However, I did end up taking a few with my own camera. (That means that I will have a separate blog post for you with much BETTER pictures from her marvelous camera. Yay!)
But since the pictures from days 1-4 (which were quite awesome) are on my mom's camera, let's skip ahead to day 5.
Super Cool Mom played babysitter for a day so that Justin and I could have a day date in downtown Seattle. We started off with a Savor Seattle Food Tour at Pike's Place Market (which I'd HIGHLY recommend- see also the Chocolate Indulgence Tour). With bellies full of yumminess, we then walked around and explored the beautiful city.
Justin was very excited to be riding Rachel, the famous Pike's pig.
Downtown Seattle buildings. Cool.
And who says Seattle is always rainy? Hm??? Show yourselves! Do you see that sunshine? I'll bet you feel stupid now, don't you?
We stopped for a small snack at The Pike Brewing Company. They have yummy pizza.
Justin intently studied the beverage menu.
After a few hours, Super Cool Mom and Kennedy came and met us downtown for a yummy dinner at Machiavelli's...... droooool.......
But first, a stop to see Rachel, again.
A few days later we drove up to Bellingham to visit my wonderful aunt and uncle and their fantastic family. The scenery on the drive up was uh-maz-ing.
(See what I mean? And that doesn't even do it justice.)
We met up with Kristin and J'Neil
and looked around a cute little shopping area.
And stopped for a picture with Dirty Dan.
For some reason, Justin didn't seem to get jealous.
Next we went for a little stroll through the woods.
Gorgeous, right? I know.
There was also a fish hatchery up there- where they breed trout. It was really cool to see.
After staying at Kristin's house that night (thank you again, and tell your kitties hi for me!), we drove back and stopped by Deception Pass on the way.
The next day we were on our way home. *sniff* *sniff*
For one final taste of green and water, we stopped at Snoqualmie falls. Holy freaking crap. I have never seen a more beautiful or humongous waterfall in all of my 27 years. (And did I mention that it's only about 40 minutes from Seattle...?)
It was such a beautiful sight to see. I want to stay in that Lodge up there at the top. How incredible would that be? (Oh, and please ignore the stupid construction going on above the waterfall.)
So that was our trip. At least part of it. I will post about the rest of it when I have time.
But just in case that isn't enough for you, I'm leaving you with an adorable picture.
Happy 2nd birthday ivy & kaia!