Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sentimental Serendipity

                 L-R: Michael, Victoria, David, Kevin, & Brian                     
     Satiated in Seattle

Last Saturday our family had a chance to get together in Seattle. If your family is like mine, coordinating schedules takes some doing. This afternoon we enjoyed lunch at Ivar's at Pier 54 on the Puget Sound. It was a great way to catch up...and it was David's birthday!
We took the chance to do some sight-seeing which we hardly ever do. This troll, under an overpass, is a favorite tourist attraction. Our youngest son, Brian, decided to climb the creature and stick his arm up the monster's nose! (Reminds me of the scene with Harry Potter and a troll in J.K. Rowling's: A Sorcerer's Stone.)

Our son, Kevin, acted as our guide since Seattle is now his home. He knew I wanted to visit the city's legendary, Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill, so we made that stop as well. A wonderful independent bookstore with lots of Northwest charm. While its selection is not as large as the franchise bookstores, it more than makes up for it with its selection of unusual titles, lots of children's books, and a cafe as well. The old hardwood floors and open beams give it an atmosphere of being invited into an eccentric professor's home. A must-see in Seattle!

After a full afternoon of fun we finished up at the Gas Works Park on Lake Union. Seattle's skyline is distinctive with the Space Needle on the right. Although it is overcast in this picture; we did have sun breaks-and no rain! Thanks to my husband, Michael, for snapping photos of this afternoon I'll long remember.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty cool pictures :) Does Mike use It's really easy and I'm sure if he can set up a blog/Twitter he could make an account. It would be cool to see all of those pictures he took. I liked a lot of them.