Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

The Space Needle

November 19, 2013
We started the day trying to get a beanie shot (all beanies hand made by Bree) but us kids weren't in the mood and nobody tipped Papi off about the shot's theme.

We started the day trying to get a beanie shot (all beanies hand made by Bree) but us kids weren’t in the mood to pose for the camera, and besides, nobody told Papi that this was supposed to be the beanie shot.

We were sure grateful to have our beanies on though.  No wonder the trees were all blue - it was freeeeeeeezing cold.

We were sure grateful for those beanies though. No wonder the trees were all blue – it was freeeeeeeezing cold.

The monorail was a much warmer place to be.  And so much fun!

We could have walked to the Space Needle.  But the monorail was much warmer, and a lot more fun.

First we played around in the parks under the space needle.  Papi played with the panoramic photo function on his phone.

We played around in the parks under the space needle whilst Papi played with the panoramic photo function on his phone.

We particularly liked the scary sounds the Sonic Blooms made.

We particularly liked the scary sounds the Sonic Blooms made.  We ran around them whilst the Mums bought all the tickets.

Then it was time to head up to the top of the needle.

Then it was time to head up to the top of the needle.

The view was great, but we ran around as fast as we could because it was even colder way up there!

The view was great, but we ran around as fast as we could because it was even colder way up there!

Getting the group shot inside was much warmer.

Getting the group shot inside was more successful.

By Rafa.

Meeting friends in Seattle

November 17, 2013
This weekend we went up to Seattle to met up with blog pals from Brisbane.  (We stayed right  by the markets!)

This weekend we went up to Seattle to met up with blog pals from Brisbane. (We stayed right by the markets, this was our view!)

Actually, although we've been friends through our blogs for sometime, this was the first time we'd met.  We hit it off immediately.

Although we’ve been friends through our blogs for sometime, this was the first time we’d met in person. Guy and I hit it off immediately (and so did all the others).

First stop was the markets, of course.

First stop was the markets, of course.

Then we walked down to the waterfront.

Then we walked down to the waterfront.

Through an alley with gum all over the walls.  Apparently this is a tourist attraction!

Through an alley with gum all over the walls. Apparently this is a tourist attraction!

At Fisherman's Wharf we rode the carousel.

At Fisherman’s Wharf we rode the carousel.

Spied on the giant seagulls.

Spied on the giant seagulls.

And had a run around.

And had a run around.

The Olympic Sculpture Park was a great spot for lunch and we found toys inside to play with.

The Olympic Sculpture Park was a great spot for lunch and we found toys inside to play with.

But once Amelie and Raffy teamed up to getting into mischief we headed back to our hotel.

But once Amelie and Raffy teamed up to getting into mischief we headed back to our hotel.

By Ana and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we are in…

September 3, 2011

...Seattle! Home of Starbucks, Bill Gates, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Boeing.

We explored the city by duck back (a WWII landing craft). One minute we were zipping along the streets of Seattle taking in the sights, and then a moment later...

... Captain Clem Chowder was driving us straight into Lake Union!

Seattle from the water was just as beautiful and interesting. The floating house that's the furthest to the left is the house from the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle'.

We had a quacking time travelling by duck. We danced and quacked to groovy tunes the whole way as we learnt all about Seattle. I even got to take my quacker beak home!

Ride the Ducks is a highly recommended tour of Seattle.  Click here for more info.