Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Day in Seattle

We spent a day at the Pike Place Market downtown Seattle to watch the fish "fly."  After getting through the traffic and finding a parking spot, we had a great time just checking out the people and the marketplace for the morning.The seafood look wonderful!  Some of it was so huge that we had never seen anything so large in our lives!  We would have loved to take it all home, but of course, even in the port, it was quite expensive, especially for a family of six.  We did have a wonderful lunch overlooking the port.  All of us chose some sort of fish or seafood (except the little ones!)Our other stop while at the fish market was to check out the Seattle Aquarium.  We actually got a family membership with two guest passes for the year for $16 cheaper than it would have cost for individual passes to get in.  I suggest if you visit anywhere with a family, to fully check out the difference in price, you may be able to save yourself a few bucks and often membership at one aquarium or zoo will give you a discount at another in the US.After a shopping trip at Cabela's, we went to the much anticipated Japanese Steakhouse, where we all had Habachi for dinner.  The food was even better, as it came with an entertaining chef that kept calling us paparazzi for taking so many pictures.  Here he is making a volcano out of onions.  The kids were absolutely fascinated with the whole process and it gave us a wonderful experience with the Japanese culture once again.  (We had a Japanese foreign exchange student last year.)

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  1. Uncle Bill and Aunt MaryMay 29, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    We were in Seattle in 1955 and '59, but never saw any of this stuff. Grandpa's Aunt Olga lived there and we got a tour of the city from her daughter, but didn't see anything like this. So glad that you and the kids are getting to see all the neat stuff around the country.

    I do remember that we got pulled over by a Seattle cop for both obstructing traffic and speeding. Grandpa asked how that could be, because it didn't seem possible to do both at once. Their law said that trailers weren't allowed in the left lane obstructing traffic, and were subject to lower speed limits than cars that weren't towing. He admitted there weren't any signs to that effect along our route so gave us a warning.

    Our cousins, the Lunds, keep inviting us out there, but doubt that we'll ever make it. They live in nearby Mukilteo.