So where did we leave off? Ah yes, I was talking about the lovely M’s wedding. After the wedding we set out to be tourists! Only, there was a set back. You see we drove to Seattle… that’s a long drive! And apparently our vehicle did not appreciate such an extensive undertaking. So sadly much of the rest of the vacation was spent getting the truck repaired so that we could drive back home. But thanks to modern technology and some really, really awesome Uber drivers we wound up still being able to do everything we wanted to. Just on an accelerated schedule.

First stop: Snoqualmie Falls!


Unfortunately we were here at the worst possible time to photograph a waterfall, high noon. But I made the best of it and got some decent shots anyway. It was ridiculously hot and humid when we were hiking around the area but the scenery was gorgeous. I hope to be able to go back there some time when I have more time to explore and when the weather might cooperate a little bit more.





After that we ate at a restaurant near the hotel called The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen. Unbeknownst to me it was a chain restaurant with a classic rock theme. It was good fun and the food was to die for. I don’t think I’ve had food that delicious in the last 2 years. Seriously. If you’re ever in an area with one of these restaurants get the Dazed and Confused Prawns, you won’t regret it.

Moving on to Seattle!

I had purchased a pack of tickets from the Space Needle’s website that included admission to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center (they have a butterfly house!) , Chihuly Garden and Glass, and monorail tickets. So of course we did all of that!



The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit was surprisingly awesome. It also made me very glad I took my “real” camera, not just a little pocket camera as it was quite fun to photograph the blown glass flowers and scenes.


The next day we got the truck fixed enough to make a (thankfully) uneventful drive home.

So now you’re got caught up on what went on while the site was down. Thanks for reading and we will now return to our regularly scheduled programming. 🙂

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