During our heat wave we decided to Ride the Ducks in Seattle with our Dallas family.
Our driver was entertaining.
The ride takes you by some highlights of Seattle like the Seattle Wheel and the Hammering Man at the Seattle Art Museum.
For me the best part of the tour was rolling onto South Lake Union and motoring in the water.
The floating house from Sleepless in Seattle was pointed out to us.
I was more interested in the building right behind this boat garage. It’s where our daughter Katie was married a few years ago.
The heat and the stop and go movement of the duck bus got the best of dear little Andrew.
After having lunch we walked through the Seattle Center to get back to our parking garage.
It was great to have our Dallas crew here for the wedding and afterwards. So nice to spend time with Hope and Andrew and get to know little Andrew better.
I’m going to just do tours with my company on my own in the future instead of spending money on the Ducks! I can’t take them out on the water but I can get them to the hot spots in town in more comfort.
On Sunday morning we headed to Seattle to have brunch at Palisade on Elliott Bay.
It was very windy and the water was choppy with white caps. We had the sun blinding us and then getting blocked with clouds that the wind whipped through the skies.
The sun kept breaking through so after brunch and our photos in the wind we decided to head to Pike Place Market and see if we could find a parking spot and enjoy the market and all it has to offer.
Our son just sent me this photo so I’m adding it into my post after the fact.
When our parking time was up Dear and I headed home leaving the “kids” to do a little shopping before they joined us at home again. The skies and views tempted me to take photos from the car on the ride home.
We had a wonderful weekend. Dan and Jamie left to go over the pass while it was still early and light on Monday. A very good choice as the weather is worsening with more snow predicted to fall in our passes.
The rest of the week is relatively free for us. The only thing on the books is our small group meeting here on Thursday evening. I’m looking forward to getting things thought through for Christmas. Maybe I’ll even start on our Christmas letter…maybe. Have you started thinking, planning, or buying for Christmas?
…on a 2 mile walk.
In lovely weather with the sun shining, my camera and I walked from the Pyramid Alehouse restaurant to Harbor steps across the street from the Seattle Art Museum. I love the details on many of the buildings downtown.
Occidental Park in Pioneer Square
Look closely and you’ll see the Space Needle.
The side of the Seattle Art Museum. The higher building beyond will soon be where Dear will be spending his days.
The Hammering Man at the Seattle Art Museum.
Dear’s future home away from home.
Harbor Steps across the street from the Art Museum. This is where I turn around and head the mile back to Qwest field for a Sounders game.
We call this building the ban roll-on building. Dear worked in that building back in the 90’s.
The Totem Pole in Pioneer Square. There is such an interesting history behind this pole and the original pole that you can read here.
The Pergola in Pioneer Square. Interesting facts about the Pergola can be read here.
The Pergola had to be replaced after a truck plowed into it in 2001!
There’s nothing quite like downtown Seattle on a nice day.
I’m linking up with Susan for Outdoor Wednesday.
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.