Seattle-Family-Fun

Our time was short, but oh so sweet in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington! Keith and I had both been to the city before but not with the kids. It was fun to see everything through their eyes and enjoy beautiful sunny weather here as well!

Here’s how we enjoyed our first 24 hours in Seattle

Sea glass hunting and fish and chips for a sunset dinner at Alki Beach!IMG_5697

A perfect way to start any day in Seattle… in Pike Place Market

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and you of course have to have a coffee drink at the original Starbucks!

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I love wandering around the market. There’s amazing art and foods. Frank’s is one of my favorites for produce. I bought one of their hand painted canvas shopping bags the first time I came to Seattle and I use it for my groceries at home all of the time!

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I’d never been to the gum wall, let alone heard of it, until the kids took me here! Yuck!

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Can you spot the Carney crew amidst the mayhem of ABC gum? If you too want to visit this lovely spot when you come to Seattle, just take the stairs down from the popular Pike Place Fish Co., where they throw the fish around, and turn left down Post Alley.

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We ended our day with the infamous Ride the Duck Tour, which takes you on a tour by land and then into Lake Union for part of the trip. It was lots of fun and we enjoyed seeing Gasworks Park from the Lake. We even had a picnic over there the next day!

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Our 2nd 24 hours…..

We are a family who loves our donuts, so we had to try Seattle’s Top Pot Donuts. They used to make the donuts for Starbucks until a few years ago.

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We then headed to Fremont for most of the day. Our kids are big into the Geocaching craze and we were able to set up a visit to the Geocaching Headquarters here. It’s a pretty hip and fun place with over 70 employees now working for their parent company Groundspeak.

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There are beautiful views of the waterfront behind the Geocaching Headquarters too.  You could see Mount Rainier in the distance. Can you spot it?

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Fremont’s Troll Under the Bridge is a fun find! I’m so glad Geocaching brought us over to this side of the city. It was a fun area with interesting shops and restaurants too!

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We decided to catch the monorail from Westlake Center Mall over to see the Space Needle. It was a quick, inexpensive and fun way to get over there. We did not spend the money to go up to the top of the Needle or to do any of the awesome museums in that area. It gives us a good reason to come back one day!

From the Space Needle we walked down to Olympic Sculpture Park for another gorgeous sunset.

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Goodnight Seattle! We had a blast exploring your beauty!

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