October 27, 2018

to Seattle, and then home

We spent the last two nights of our trip in Seattle. We visited museums, downtown Seattle, and the beach.

We drove into Seattle Monday afternoon with a couple hours left to visit the air and space museum (another shoutout to the astc passport program that allows us to get into so many museums for free with our science center membership!). 

Perry was so excited to find a match—a picture of Donald to match his stuffy he was carrying with him that day.

The next day we spent at Pike Place market eating donuts and Piroshky’s, admiring the flowers, and visiting the gum wall. There is so much to see at Pike Place and I love it there.

I’m not even sure that I knew why at the time, but Perry was having a moment at the gum wall. And he blamed Kyler for his troubles. A sweet couple offered to take our family picture. Perry refused to join us at first and when he finally did he walked up and kicked poor Kyler. I try not to think about what that nice couple thought about us in that particular moment. But such is our life.

We spent the second half of our day at the Pacific Science Center. We watched science demonstrations, walked through the cool butterfly room, checked out the virtual reality exhibits, and more.

On our last morning in Seattle we visited the beach and played at the park.

Then it was time for the flight home. It is always bittersweet when a vacation comes to a close.

Goodbye, Washington! This trip was exactly what we all needed.

Wenatchee and Leavenworth

We drove up to Wenatchee on Sunday to see our friends the Nielsen’s.

They graciously served us a yummy dinner and we got to catch up and hang out all evening. 

Brinny has a thing for Drew. I can’t blame her. But really all of the Nielsen children are the sweetest as impress me in many different ways (just like their parents!). We love their family!

We spent the night in Wenatchee and the next morning in Leavenworth. Leavenworth has a happy place in our hearts because we spent many summers there with our friends the Calton’s and the Kovar’s. 

It is so picturesque.

And has our favorite Christmas store.

It certainly felt like autumn in Leavenworth.

There was a street musician out and she gave Kyler a go on her cool instrument (I can’t remember the name of it!).

Perry didn’t want to be in the picture. He wanted to take the picture. This is what we got.

We splurged (haha!) and let each of the children pick out a fifty cent mini figure as a souvenir. 

And we ate a yummy lunch of hot dogs, brats, and pretzels.

Soon after lunch we said goodbye to the lovely Leavenworth and drove to our final destination of the trip.