We drove to Seattle over the weekend to meet up with an old, dear college friend who was vacationing from Philly. The trip was too short but we had a wonderful time.
|The Columbia River in central Washington|
We met our friends for breakfast on Saturday at Bacco Cafe. Then we walked around the Market, saw the fish-throwing guys and the most beautiful peonies I have ever seen in my life! They were so big and full and gorgeous. I'm still mad at myself for not buying any.
|Pike Place Market|
|My happy little taxi driver|
After lunch, we walked back to our hotels to get the cars and drive out to Carkeek Park. It was packed!! Whew. The kids played on the playground and threw rocks into the water. It was pretty neat to see all of the cruise ships going north to Alaska. And the park had a bridge which goes over a train track, so the kids loved watching the trains pass by and waving to the conductor.
|Toes in the Puget Sound|
On our drive home, we stopped by Kerry Park for some sunset photos of downtown. The park has some epic views, and Saturday was perfect because the sky was nearly cloudless. Plus, it was prom night (!) and the park was filled with highschoolers taking prom pictures - you know I love seeing some prom fashion!
|Seattle skyline from Kerry Park|
We didn't do much on Sunday before hitting the road - we had breakfast at the Pike Place Grill and went to Ikea. At breakfast, M looked over at me with a big smile on his face and said "Mommy big nose." Well, gee thanks, lovey! =) Haha.
|5 Stars for the Pike Place Grill because they gave M a balloon, which we are still playing with today!|
|The Cascades on our drive home|
|The picturesque Puget Sound|