Sunday, August 10, 2008

Portland/Seattle


I'm gonna make this kinda quick because I'm glued to the Olympics. I live for the Olympics!

Portland was fab..Loved the eccentric, quirky districts it had. Loved how green it was, both literally and enviromentally. I could totally grow my hair down to my butt, never wear make-up again, hug a tree and move there. Not what I expected at all but was sooo much better.

The Space Needle in Seattle was cool. For those of you who saw my twit on it's size compared to the Stratosphere, I was way off. They looked to be about the same size..I dunno. There were tons of Starbucks there (chu ching!) but did I get to go in ANY? Not until we were at the airport leaving Seattle. I was about to go into the very FIRST one EVER when we were at Pike's Market but guess-who didn't want to cross the busy street to get to it (ARG!). I didn't know at the time it was the first one. It was only later when we rode the duck boats that we found out. Yes, the hub was in the dog house at that point. Anyhoo, Seattle was cool as well.

And yes! I caught a fish at Pike's Fish Market! For any of you who have never heard of Pike's, (what planet have you been on?), this fish market is world famous. To try and catch a fish there is a must when you are a Seattle tourist. Google it if you don't believe me.

And now (insert drumroll here) for the pictures:

Remember this guy? He was dated a girl during the Real World Seattle season.

This guy stole my sunglasses off my head.

Serious concentration..Serious teeth..

Yeah baby! Caught it even with a million people flashing their cameras right in my face!

Just getting off the Duck boat in Seattle. It's a WWII amphibias boat that was used in Normandy. We went around downtown then plunged into Lake Union. Pip's quackin on her quacker.

That's it for now..Time to watch some swimming. Tomorrow is my baby's birthday. I can't believe he's going to be 19! More to come..

8 comments:

dani said...

you HAVE been out of town!!! how did i miss that??? i've got to check out the twitter thing... looks like a lot of fun:) john is heading to washington soon for work. i would like to join him; but katherine has started back to school. i guess i really need to stay here with her and the magpie...
i'm glad your back (again) safely!!!
take care, robin, and have a great day!!!
love,
dani
ps i'm totally bummed you didn't get a starbucks interview for your blog:S

Pat said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. Piper looks so cute. We enjoyed our visit to Seattle although it rained almost every day when we were there. You guys chose the best month for weather. Harvey's sister and brother-in-law from Seattle are suppose to visit Az. in Sept. or Oct.

Swirl Girl said...

Seattle is a great city. Smelly fish and all. Looks like you had a great time!

Jill - GlossyVeneer said...

I've never been to Portland, would love to visit though. I love Seattle. My dad lived in that area for a while and I loved to visit there.

Mekhismom said...

I love Pike's Fish Market. They have the best crabs there. A bit of inconsequential trivia for you. The owner wrote a book "When Fish Fly" that is an excellent account of how his shop became an international success. A great read.

Weith Kick said...

Yup, I had a great time when I was in Seattle. It was for 3 days during the peak of the whole Grunge/Rock scene.

John Williams rocks ASS!!!

Kelly said...

Duck tours are so much fun...we did the one in Boston...the girls got the same duck callers as Pip...pretty soon it had be taken away 'cause all the quacking gets old. I'm sure you know what I mean!
I love Seattle...such a neat city. Way to go on the fish catching!!

Claudious said...

I watched a video at work about Pike's market, they say that's how you enjoy your job. Sounds like you had a blast.

When I moved to Portland I found the same thing, green, green, and kind of smelly at times. Still you can't beat the bridges that weave over the rivers... That's my favorite part.


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