It was supposed to be a birthday trip, but funds were too tight in November to make it happen, so we waited until we could do it right. With only a few days notice, we decided to go last weekend for weekend trip.
We caught the bus early to head to the train station downtown .
It was the first time we’ve ridden a train together in the States and we couldn’t help but compare it to the trains in Vietnam. I couldn’t help but wish we were paying Viet prices (the same trip there would have cost less than $5/each).
Audrey wanted pasta carbonara, but the only Italian place we could find didn’t serve it. Instead she got lasagna that came without noodles. Weird.
We took the underground tour, though I was obviously the only one really interested in it. Sigh. It was my second trip through and not nearly as interesting as the first time six years ago.
The Gum Wall has been there forever, even in the early ’90s when their father and I used to frequent Seattle, but Audrey had never been. She got her first up-close experience. Ew.
The light fixtures at Pike Place were amazing. So was the heavy stench of pot being smoked down below us.
Audrey and Stuart both got their fortunes over by the Big Wheel on the pier, but hers was mind-blowing in its appropriateness for the moment.
Our other splurge was visiting the EMP with its leather jacket displays and video game exhibit.
We picked up junk food on our second visit to Pike Place.
The Seattle Public Library was well worth the visit and I have no idea why it’s taken me two decades to venture inside.
It’s an amazing library, really.
A little call to home in Oregon from a vintage newspaper.
Then a late dinner at Deli No More before catching the Bolt bus home.
A happy birthday weekend, even if it was a little late.