After we were re-packed and ready for the day's adventure, we headed into downtown Seattle (after a quick stop in Kent to pick up Josh's puffy blanket that we left there the first night of our trip. Yikes.). We got downtown and parked and walked over to Pike Place Market with the kids.
The place was packed because the weather was so nice and it stressed the kids out a little to be jostled around in the cramped space, but some candied nuts and mini-donuts seemed to loosen 'em up a bit. One of the guys that plays the guitar and sings even took a request from Josh and sang "If You're Happy And You Know It". Nice.
After we extracted ourselves from the rush of Pike Place Market, we walked down to the ocean front and ate lunch at Steamers. Ever since our trip to Seattle last Fall, I have dreams about their Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. Yum.mers. We lucked out and got a shaded table outside and had a ball watching the ocean tour boats come and go.
After lunch, we hit the Space Needle. And after a little waiting in line, a little hamming it up for mom, and a little horsing around, we got to the observation deck. And MAN, the day was perfect for viewing the gorgeous city of Seattle and especially Mt. Rainier.
As we were taking the elevator ride down from the observation deck, our tour guide pointed out that the building across from the front entrance from the Space Needle is the building they use for all the outside shots of Seattle Grace Hospital on Grey's Anatomy. But it's not really a hospital, just a cool looking white building. Whatever.
It was a really great family road trip.