Friday, April 17, 2009


For spring break this year we decided to take a trip to Seattle. We had no idea how expensive it was going to be! It's not cheap vacationing in a city. We had a lot of fun and we were glad that we got to go. It was something that we have been wanting to do for a long time.

On our way, prior to Daniel getting a speeding ticket, :) we stopped by a huge Cabella's store. I was excited because I have been looking for a heater we could use inside our tent when we go camping and had been unsuccessful until now! They call it, 'The Buddy,' and it sure is. I am going to get some good nights sleep this year at Crater Lake! Daniel says he's never going to be able to get Isaiah and I out of the tent. What can I's stinkin' cold there in the mornings.

Back to Seattle...

We really enjoy cheese in our family. We eat a lot of it. There was a little restaurant by the Pike Street market that we went into a few times to have a cheese sandwich and watch cheese curds be made. I don't get big smiles like that from Isaiah unless he is really excited. Like I said, we really like cheese in our family!

The Pike Street Market was a fun daily event for us. We walked down from our hotel to eat fresh fruit and walk around. Isaiah couldn't get enough of the fish. There was this mackrel that he had his eye on the second he got there. He kept saying, "Dad can we pleeeaaasse buy this one?" Isaiah has never had mackrel before and I don't think he would ever want it again, but Daniel and I knew we were not buying that fish. We tried to distract him by the men tossing fish back and forth, but without fail he found his mackrel every day we went. He would say, "Look dad it's still here!! Can we buy it now?"

I think the crab and lobster dinner made up for the loss of the mackrel.

Isaiah and I were very excited about the tools we got to use to crack the crabs open.

We decided to spend the money and go to the top of the Space Needle. Once we were up there I said to Daniel, "I feel bad for the rest of our kids because we aren't coming up here again." It made me motion sickness, and honestly for what it cost I just don't know if it is worth it.

It was a pretty view from the top though.

Of course Isaiah loved the elevator ride. We should of asked for a few trips up and down so we could get our monies worth.:)

Isaiah turned into quite the photographer while we were there. We went into the butterfly exhibit and spent a lot of time there. Isaiah had so much fun walking around taking pictures of all the butterflies. Here are a few of his shots.

He looks very somber in this picture but he is actually trying to stand very still to see if a butterfly lands on him. I don't know why it creeps me out so much to have them flying so close to my face. They are very pretty. It was quite funny when this one butterfly took a liking to me. It fluttered over my head for at least 5 minutes. Daniel was so impressed he told me to start walking around to see if it followed me. It followed me 2 times around the entire loop. By the second time around I had everyone in the room watching to see when it would leave me. I felt like Snow White!!

We had some long days of walking around! It was nice to go back to the hotel and relax.

We met some kids at the pool one night that recommended this place called Game Works. We thought we would try it out. We aren't really a video game playing family so we stuck to the stuff we knew.

On our way home we stopped at the Rainforest Cafe. I went to one in Chicago when my sister graduated from college and I have wanted to take Isaiah to one ever since. The food is just normal, but it is a very cool environment. Here is some more of Isaiah's photography.


Jessica said...

Isaiah's photography is great! And that sea food on your plates looked amazing. What a fun trip!

Bridget said...

Looks like a successful trip! That restaurant that you ate at where they serve all your seafood on a paper towel in front of you...that's where Jeff and I had our first date!

Mocanoe said...

Whhen the heck did you go to Seattle??? I have NEVER been (in my adulthood). My Daniel and I should go sometime!

Crystal said...

HEY STEPH. :) long time no see! seattle looked like so much fun! you got some great pictures. it makes me want to go there again. also, how much was the heater that you bought?! mitch and i are gonna try to go camping this summer with the girls, and i think that a heater would be a definate necessity for us. did you buy it at cabella's then?

Bob and Julie said...

Wow!! What a fun trip!! I think I may just have to hire Isaiah to take some pictures for me!!! I love Seattle. It's always fun!

Erica said...

Oh, how I LOVE Seattle. Looks like your trip was really fun