Seattle – the rest of our trip

Like all the best best-laid-plans, my plan to blog about our trip fell through pretty quickly, didn’t it? Sorry!

Here’s a quick peek of what we got up to:

Bike ride out to Redmond. We got caught in the rain, but found this useful tree outside Microsoft to shelter under!

Two days in Leavenworth reading books and wandering around town. We ate at the best place, a restaurant called South – highly recommend their Burrito in a Bowl with Carne Asada! Just wish we’d got a photo of our hotel. It had a deck with the most comfortable outdoor furniture – the perfect spot for a late afternoon glass of wine.

More bike riding, this time along the edge of Lake Washington. On our way back, we stopped at Juanita Bay Park and saw these ducklings. They were so small they could walk across the lilypads, while Mum had to swim through them.

Lunch at the fabulous Melrose Market. This picture shows the cool foodie restaurant in the back, but we had a sandwich (yes, a non-paleo meal!) from the sandwich bar in the front – delicious!

A quick stop in Port Townsend (on our way to catch the ferry from Port Angeles) for boat pictures to give me ideas for my current WIP.

That was our week –  over all too soon!


Museum of Flight


On Sunday we went to the Museum of Flight. Every time we’ve driven down the 5 freeway past the Boeing airfield Patrick has pointed at the sign and said we must go there some time.

It was bigger than we imagined, and three hours was barely enough time to see everything. Planes ranged from a replica of the Wright Flyer, World War I and II machines, modern stealth bombers, an Air Force One from Kennedy and Nixon’s era, and a Concorde.

I enjoyed sitting in the mocked up control tower with views of the runways, listening to the radio feed from the actual control tower at Boeing field and watching the biplanes and new 787 landing and taking off. Patrick was fascinated by the Gossamer Albatross, a pedal powered plane that was flown across the English Channel.

Not in Kansas (Victoria) anymore

After much umming and ahhing about what to do with our week of summer holidays – road trip or not – we decided to spend our time in Seattle. Even though we’ve been here a bunch of times before, there are things we’ve never had time to do, like visit the Museum of Flight, take the underground tour, and ride the ducks.

Yesterday was our first day here. We started our day, focused on food (what’s new? you say), with a visit to Whole Foods. We had guacamole, chicken, coleslaw, and fresh raspberries for lunch, sitting outside, watching the world, and a Ferrari go by.


Next up was a visit to the Center for Wooden Boats where they were having Home Built Boats weekend.


A stop for our first iced americano.


Then Gasworks Park, where we sat and did nothing but watch the kites for a couple of hours.


Then back to Whole Foods for dinner.