Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tourists for a day ...

Over MLK weekend, J. and I had a "tourist day" in Seattle with our friends.  We had so much fun and I knocked a few things off my Seattle Bucket List!

We started out at the Ballard Locks ... watching boats move from the freshwater Lakes Union and Washington to saltwater Puget Sound: 

And then we headed to Fremont where we saw the Fremont Troll:

That's Mr. S. on top of the troll's head ...

After we saw the troll, we walked around Fremont and had lunch at a Greek restaurant before heading to Kerry Park.  According to the Parks and Recreation website ... "Kerry Park affords Seattle's most famous view of Elliot Bay and downtown, with Mt. Rainier for a backdrop on clear days."

It was not a clear day so we couldn't see Mt. Rainier unfortunately

Elliot Bay

Me and J.

After Kerry Park, we headed to the Experience Music Project.  We saw a cool tower made of guitars:

A Jimi Hendrix exhibit complete with a ticket to Woodstock ... $24.00 for all three days!

We recorded TV talk shows:

And some albums:

It was a lot of fun ... the guys LOVED the recording studio!

After we left the Experience Music Project, we wanted to go to the top of Smith Tower but we missed it by 15 minutes.  I got a good picture of the tower though:

We had such a fun time being tourists and it was great to see some of the things that aren't as well known as the Space Needle and Pike's Place Market!


  1. I'm a little jealous because I've lived here for almost fourteen years and STILL haven't seen some of those things! Maybe I should get on that one of these days... :)

  2. Haha, it was a lot of fun! I'd like to go back to Kerry Park on a clear day because I'm sure the view would be amazing.

  3. I've never been to Kerry Park...but I approve everything on this list!

    By the way, someone lives at the top of the Smith Tower, they can actually go into the little glass sphere at the top. Color me jealous. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/garden/21who.html