How lucky am I! I just spent four of the hottest days this year so far, in the amazingly beautiful Pacific Northwest city of Seattle.
With temps averaging 30 degrees Celsius daily and not a cloud in the sky the entire time, we totally lucked out - it actually almost felt like summer! LOL!
We started the visit with a gorgeous drive out to the Mount Rainier area and Chinook Pass....
|View from Chinook Pass|
|Flip-flops in the snow!|
Then we had sweet seats at a most fantastic Mariners game....
|Post-game fireworks - nice!|
Strolling around the waterfront and Pike Place Market, and checking out the (ewwww) Gum Wall was entertaining....
|Yep.... that's ALL gum....|
Of course we went to the Space Needle, which was awesome....
|Gorgeous view of the skyline with Rainier as a backdrop.|
We even made our way up to Fremont, to see the famous Troll....
|Under the Aurora Bridge|
|The Troll! Can you see the VW beetle in there?|
And the highlight of the trip: Sailing on Puget Sound.... *SIGH*....
|Elliott Bay Marina|
|Excited to sail!|
|What a view!|
It was definitely a whirlwind tour, but it was a fabulous getaway! I've been to Seattle and area on a couple of occasions in the past few years, however I didn't spend much time enjoying what the city itself has to offer. So it was fun to do some typical tourist-like things this time around!
Now I'm looking forward to hanging out in Canmore and to getting in a ton of hiking and climbing before I head to the Yukon.... I am soooo stoked - I'm sure the next six weeks are going to fly by! Bring it!!