seattle in photos – day 5

Seattle Aquarium.Seattle - Day 5-1

Love interactive touch tanks.Seattle - Day 5-3

Taking photos thru jellyfish.Seattle - Day 5-2 Seattle - Day 5-4

Fish close-ups.Seattle - Day 5-5 Seattle - Day 5-6 Seattle - Day 5-7 Seattle - Day 5-8 Seattle - Day 5-9 Seattle - Day 5-10 Seattle - Day 5-11

Harry enjoyed photographing the fish.Seattle - Day 5-12

Sea otters are irresistibly cute!Seattle - Day 5-13

Harry was hot and wiped out. Seattle - Day 5-14

Trying the the award winning clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder. As much as he is obsessed with clams, clam chowder was not his thing. Seattle - Day 5-15

No trip is complete without a voyage into Starbucks – especially the First Starbucks.Seattle - Day 5-16

Harry and his clams.Seattle - Day 5-18

Harry working on his summer reading list.Seattle - Day 5-17

And that completes our Seattle adventures.

 

seattle in photos – day 4

We ventured over to the Fremont Sunday Market.Seattle - Day 4-9

Artists, antiques, flowers, food and so much more.Seattle - Day 4-21

Harry proudly bought this necklace with his own money.Seattle - Day 4-2

All over Seattle there are the most brilliant, beautiful fresh flowers.Seattle - Day 4-22

The Market had such a great selection of food including this yummy smores fish.Seattle - Day 4-4

Check out this silly dog with a purple mohawk.Seattle - Day 4-3

We ventured on a Fremont art hunt.Seattle - Day 4-1

Cool Fremont architecture.Seattle - Day 4-8

Fun Fremont signs.Seattle - Day 4-7

And the infamous Fremont Troll.Seattle - Day 4-5 Seattle - Day 4-6

Followed by a cruise over to Tillicum Village for a little culture.Seattle - Day 4-10

Native American Art.Seattle - Day 4-11

And clams.Seattle - Day 4-12

Harry couldn’t get over the fact he was allowed to throw the shells.Seattle - Day 4-13

And more clams. and more clams. At least 6 cups worth.Seattle - Day 4-14

A beautiful show exploring the history and culture of the area.Seattle - Day 4-15

Harry got to try on one of the masks.Seattle - Day 4-16

Playing.Seattle - Day 4-17

The bold raccoon who tried to board our boat. Nice try.Seattle - Day 4-18

Another sunset over Puget Sound.Seattle - Day 4-19

Reflections of the Seattle Great Wheel at night.Seattle - Day 4-20

seattle in photos – day 3

Walking.Seatlle - Day 3-33

What does the Swami say?Seatlle - Day 3-34

Underground Tour.Seattle - Day 3-50

Driving the bathtub.Seattle - Day 3-51

We love squished pennies.Seatlle - Day 3-1

Yummy.Seatlle - Day 3-4

Waiting for Harry.Seatlle - Day 3-5

ChihulySeatlle - Day 3-6

Breathtaking ceiling.Seatlle - Day 3-7

Wow. wow. wow.Seatlle - Day 3-8 Seatlle - Day 3-9 Seatlle - Day 3-10 Seatlle - Day 3-11 Seatlle - Day 3-12

Chihuly  and the Space Needle.Seatlle - Day 3-13

Jump.Seatlle - Day 3-18

That’s us reflected in Chihuly with the Space Needle.Seatlle - Day 3-15

This is awesome.Seatlle - Day 3-17

On top of the Space Needle.Seatlle - Day 3-19

Please Mom, can I have one of the Space Needle cups. I am giving you the puppy dog eyes. No.Seatlle - Day 3-20

Lego architecture at the EMP museum. So cool.Seatlle - Day 3-21

The ultimate guitar sculpture.Seatlle - Day 3-22

Trying out different instruments.Seatlle - Day 3-23

Harry – Sci-Fi version.Seatlle - Day 3-24

The Space Needle in a Gehry reflection.Seatlle - Day 3-26

Sunset over Puget Sound.Seatlle - Day 3-27

I am so much more fun than you.Seatlle - Day 3-28

Seattle at Night.Seatlle - Day 3-29

Chihuly and the Space Needle at night.Seatlle - Day 3-31 Seatlle - Day 3-30

seattle in photos – day 2

Enjoying the rain – a novelty for us Californians.Seatlle - Day 2-43

Being silly at the Pacific Science Center. Do I look funny?Seattle - Day 2-3

Harry in the Psychic Powers show.Seattle - Day 2-4

Lemurs in Imax.Seattle - Day 2-5

A special Spy Exhibit.Seattle - Day 2-6

Working on a digital spy disguise.Seattle - Day 2-7

Where’s Harry?Seattle - Day 2-8

Checking out his coordination.Seattle - Day 2-9

Making a drawing bot.Seattle - Day 2-10

Playing with circuits.Seattle - Day 2-12

Really. I am flexible.Seattle - Day 2-14

Splish splash.Seatlle - Day 2-50

My obsession with photo booths!Seattle - Day 2-16

The sea life of of Puget Sound.Seattle - Day 2-17

Butterflies emergingSeattle - Day 2-18

A new butterfly.Seattle - Day 2-19

And more butterflies.Seattle - Day 2-20 Seattle - Day 2-21

And koi fish.Seattle - Day 2-22

Check out that pedaling strength.Seattle - Day 2-23

seattle in photos – day 1

Seattle in August.

Flying adventuresSeattle - Day 1-1

ahhh children.Seatlle - Day 1-40

Tasting fresh cherries at Pike’s Place Market.Seattle - Day 1-3

On a scavenger hunt of Pikes Place Market with Stray Boots. Photo with Rachel the pig – mission accomplished.Seattle - Day 1-4

Can’t resist a fortune teller. How could she possibly know his favorite color is green?Seatlle - Day 1-41

The Giant Shoe Museum. Big Shoes!Seatlle - Day 1-42

Tasting some more fresh fruit at Pikes Place.Seattle - Day 1-7

Lunch break at the Chinese restaurant. Harry reading the menu in Chinese.Seattle - Day 1-9

Harry had just impressed some native speaking Chinese with his Mandarin.Seattle - Day 1-8

Watching cheese being made at Beechers.Seattle - Day 1-10

Funny faces at the first Starbucks.Seattle - Day 1-11

Performance art in the park with Patrick’s assistance.Seattle - Day 1-30

Even Patrick was impressed.Seattle - Day 1-12

Stand back. Juggling knives and a chainsaw.Seattle - Day 1-13

The scavenger hunt took us through a fabulous antique store. Hmmm….could it fit me?Seatlle - Day 1-43

Harry: What is this mom?
Me: A rotary phone.
Harry: How does it work?
( I sure felt old).Seatlle - Day 1-45

He was enamored with this phone. Oh, how times have changed.Seattle - Day 1-15 Seatlle - Day 1-46

What’s this? A phone with a cord?Seatlle - Day 1-47

A rat? No, just Harry. (This antique store provided hours of entertainment value.)Seatlle - Day 1-48

More scavenger hunt – a clue in the Anarchists Bookstore. Seattle - Day 1-20

Checking out the gum wall.Seattle - Day 1-23

Is he brave enough to add to the wall?Seatlle - Day 1-50

Oh yuck.Seatlle - Day 1-49

Scavenger hunt complete. Time for a little Starbucks.Seattle - Day 1-24 Seattle - Day 1-25

Cruising through Pike’s Place on a drizzly afternoon.Seattle - Day 1-26

This shot just made me laugh.Seattle - Day 1-27

What better way to end the day, a glass of wine with the reflection of Seattle.Seattle - Day 1-28

road trip finale

Don’t ask.Road Trip Day 3-20

Surviving on iced coffee from Starbucks.Road Trip Day 3-2

The Giant Prospector of Washoe Valley.Road Trip Day 3-3

Thank goodness there is a candy store right next door. So many decisions.Road Trip Day 3-4

Every flavor of salt water taffy you could ever imagine.Road Trip Day 3-5

Must have that one.Road Trip Day 3-6

Jumping across the Giant Poker Chips of Reno.Road Trip Day 3-7

Touching the Blarney Stone of Reno.Road Trip Day 3-8

Crossing beneath the infamous Reno sign.Road Trip Day 3-9

Before we left, Harry wanted to rock climb the wall next to the Reno sign that reaches to the clouds. Warming up.Road Trip Day 3-10

Starting the ascent.Road Trip Day 3-11

And up.Road Trip Day 3-12 Road Trip Day 3-13

Landing on the first leg of the journey.Road Trip Day 3-14

That tiny purple speck is Harry about 1/2 way up the second leg. People were cheering from across the street. He climbed vertically about 115′ (that is 140′ from street level). Crazy!Road Trip Day 3-15

Resting on the giant bike lock.Road Trip Day 3-16

Some sore fingers after that adventure, but all smiles. I am so impressed he got as far as he did, there is no way I could ever do that.Road Trip Day 3-17

 

What a great way to end the trip. Then, it was time for the long drive home.

road trip (cont…)

Pastries, coffee and Rubik’s for breakfast at the famous Erick Schat’s Bakery.Road Trip Day 2-1

There was a crazy bird who attacked anyone who walked by. Road Trip Day 2-2

Stopping for a little fishing.Road Trip Day 2-4 Road Trip Day 2-3Road Trip Day 2-5

The fish weren’t biting so we moved on and had a picnic at Mammoth Lakes. Harry decided to try his hand a whittling.Road Trip Day 2-6

And a game of Giant Jenga.Road Trip Day 2-8 Road Trip Day 2-9

The Upside down house in Lee Vining. Road Trip Day 2-10

And a brilliantly placed park next door.Road Trip Day 2-11 Road Trip Day 2-12

Sunset over Lake Tahoe.Road Trip Day 2-13

Harry has an obsession with flames/ lit candles at restaurants.Road Trip Day 2-14

He always has to blow them out. Always.Road Trip Day 2-15

Jumping at the Lake.Road Trip Day 2-16

Goodnight.Road Trip Day 2-17