Our trip began in Tacoma with coffee & site seeing. We immediately drove into Point Defiance Park exploring the beauty Tacoma has to offer. Shortly after our walk through the park, we went to visit Pacific Lutheran University. What a beautiful campus! I love the brick buildings surrounded by tall trees. It's is own little world up there.
After our time in Tacoma, we made our way over to Seattle! The Pike Place Market did not disappoint. There's shops on shops and, on the weekend, so many people! I could not believe how many stores were underground & how big the entire space is. Once we finished, exploring the market we decided to use our City Pass & take advantage of our single day in Seattle.
The Seattle City Pass gives you eight options to see some of the main attractions in the city. While visiting, Bentley & I went to see the Space Needle & the Seattle Aquarium. The Space Needle was a sight to see! It always so fun to me to see cities from a bird's eye point of view. (To give you a heads up, the Space Needle was under construction during our visit. Renovations are expected to be completed soon.)
I have to say one of our favorite parts of the trip was exploring Elliot Bay. We went on an Argosy Harbor Tour which lasts about an hour but shows you all the fun waterfront spots that Seattle has to offer. My personal favorite was hearing the history of the city all while taking in its gorgeous skyline.
On one of our last activities, we dropped in on the Seattle Aquarium. I love aquariums. I always have ever since I spent the night at the Monterey Bay aquarium. The Seattle Aquarium did not disappoint! Some of my favorite moments was the touch pool. I always get nervous touching the sea animals! It amazes me how kids are so eager & fearless. During our trip we saw, jelly fish, a giant pacific octopus, harbor seals, sea otters, fur seals, and, my favorite, river otters.
After lots of fun, we returned home safe & sound with full hearts & bellies. We love visiting old friends in their new towns and visiting new places. We can't wait for our next adventure!
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