Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankfully Sleeping in Seattle

Our time here in Seattle is quickly winding to an end, as we will be leaving tomorrow morning.  We’ve enjoyed our time here, despite the heartache of listening to two little guys wail their entire way down here.  Both were much happier to stay put once we had arrived.

We have spent much of our time here wandering through the streets of Seattle, letting Logan walk and splash in the puddles instead of forcing him into the stroller.

We started our stay with a visit to Pike Place Market, a bustling outdoor market with tons of vendors: food, clothing, jewellery, etc. 

Logan particularly liked the music.  And though we didn’t manage to get a picture of it, this guy actually sat down on the floor with Logan to play him some music.

And Logan was all proud giving him some money for his entertainment. 

I particularly liked the mini donuts. Best donuts of life. In fact, I want more.  Sigh.  But sadly, the donut vendor closes early and we missed them on our second trip. 

The next day, we visited The Children’s Museum, where Logan got to play in all sorts of themed rooms and ran his butt off to sheer exhaustion.

And then today, on a rare sunny day, we headed over to Bainbridge Island for the better part of the day.  We had a lovely lunch right along the water and finished it off with some delicious homemade ice cream.  Love vacation.

View of Seattle from the ferry

Logan napped on the ferry on the way back.

And we then popped out to visit Snoqualmie Falls.  In the rain.  Absolutely beautiful.  And Logan loved every single minute of jumping in the puddles until he was wet right through to his diaper and socks.

Logan loves Seattle.  Loads more trucks, buses and trains than we have in little ol’ Pierrefonds.  He particularly loves watching the monorail go by.

And chasing the pigeons.

And the rain.  Much more rain than in Pierrefonds. Hence, much more (and bigger!) puddles.

My favourite moments of the week have included:
- when the fruit vendors at the market, having heard me ask “Logan, do you want some apple?” (which they were sampling) all collaborated to call his name incessantly until he got up the courage to walk over and take their piece of apple. 

- catching Logan feeding Chloe a “bottle” with some contact solution.

- seeing how Logan was the first to notice how a little boy had taken off from the park, running around with his hands in the air shouting “where boy?”.

And now we’re off to Banff, a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Can’t wait to see the mountains, relax in the hot springs and chill by the fireplace in our lodge.

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