a kid tourist in Seattle

This weekend, my 7 year old sister (Sydney) and stepmom (Danna) came to stay with me for a “girl’s weekend”. Sydney is a triplet and the only girl in the trio. They live in Wenatchee, so it was a special treat to get to spend some one-on-one time with them.

They arrived in Seattle Saturday afternoon and we immediately headed downtown to see Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.  Sydney was very excited to see it, and she loved it. I thought it was cute and had a good message.  The animation was fantastic.  After the movie, we jumped on the Monorail and headed over to the Seattle Center. Sydney had been wanting to go the top of the Space Needle FOREVER (or so she claims).  J I don’t think she was that impressed once we got up there.  We spent 15 minutes up there and she was ready to move on. In her defense it was cold, windy and rainy up there.  That night, we ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then headed home.   

The next morning we woke up and headed to Ballard for breakfast.  We went to the Hi-Life in the old Ballard firehouse (a very kid friendly restaurant). After breakfast we drove downtown and walked around Pike Place Market. We watched them throw the fish and looked at all of the crafts and trinkets.  After the Market, we walked down to the Seattle Aquarium – what a hit! Sydney informed me later that it was her favorite part of the weekend.  The aquarium is interesting and does a good job of showing a wide variety of sea life. The highlights include octopi, sharks, sea otters, sea lions, and all kinds of strange looking fish.

All in all, it was a really fun weekend with Sydney and Danna.  It’s so fun to be a tourist in your own city, and it’s even more fun to be a kid tourist. Thanks for all of the fun!

1 Response to “a kid tourist in Seattle”

  1. 1 dizzydwarfy
    April 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    dat was very simply and creatively written mate… though it had nothin adventrous in it… but its simplicity kinna kept popping up.. it was sound.. 😉

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