Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Finally, I'm going to give you all the scoop on our trip to Seattle for Spring Break... well, at least part of it. I'm probably going to split it up into more than one post so I actually start on it instead of procrastinating forever. But hey, something is better than nothing, right?

We drove to Seattle on Wednesday afternoon. We then enjoyed a seafood dinner of wood-planked salmon, halibut and scallops (super yum!)- at least Dave and I did. But the kids seemed to enjoy their chicken fingers and grilled cheese just fine.

We went to our hotel and spent the evening swimming at the pool. The next morning we enjoyed the "deluxe" continental breakfast, complete with the snazzy waffle-maker. Between the breakfast buffet, the pool and the elevator (Jackson was fascinated by the elevator), the kids thought our hotel was the most awesome place ever.

The weather was actually sunny and clear, so we headed to the Woodland Park Zoo. We bought Seattle City Passes and basically just did everything on the pass. I wasn't super-excited about the zoo, because we have our own zoo back home, but it was really fun and one of the highlights of the trip. The zoo was great. We got to see lions, gorillas, bears and a lot of other cool animals really close-up. They also had an aviary where you could get birds to land on a stick you were holding. The kids loved this!

After the zoo, we headed down to the waterfront and took a harbor cruise. The kids were probably more thrilled with the hot chocolate we ordered and drank on board than with the beautiful views, but Dave and I really enjoyed the ride and the scenery. As for Jackson, he amused himself by doing laps around the snack bar over and over... and over... and over.


Carolina said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures. Your children are getting all "grown up" (especially considering Camryn was a baby last time we saw you).

Isn't it just fascinating that it is the little things that give kids the greatest pleasure (a bird on a twig or the grilled cheese)! Heavenly Father was wise to create children that way. Maybe He did so first, to make our lives a little easier and second, to remind us to enjoy the simplicity life can offer. It is reassuring to me that everything doesn't have to be fancy and the kids can still enjoy it :)

ped crossing said...

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. Sounds like a fun trip and wonderful family time.

Jadie said...

Love me some Seattle!