Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Playing Tourist in Seattle - Day 136

First, a visit to the Space Needle. Recently it had it's 50th birthday.

It was a hazy day but the views were still beautiful from the top.

For lunch we headed to Ivars Fish Bar under the I-5 bridge in the picture above. Here we found a duck couple sunning themselves and enjoying the view of Lake Union. This is the female.

The Space Needle sporting it's new paint job. The top was painted its original color for it's 50th anniversary.

Next, back downtown for a visit to the Seattle Aquarium. Oldest Daughter still loves the sea stars.
The otters are my favorites. The aquarium even has a couple of otter cams.

We arrived in time for a front row seat for the feeding of the seals. They have 2 Harbor Seals and a Northern Fur Seal. Photographing them through the chain link fence was a bit of a challenge. This particular day was dental checkup day.

Finally, the River Otters. My nemesis. They look so innocent but they are really stinky, destructive creatures.

Last stop of the day: Pike Place Market.

I don't know about you but I'm whooped. I hope you enjoyed your tour of Seattle.

May 15

©2012 Michelle Goodrum


  1. Michelle, I did enjoy my tour of Seattle, through you. I've never been there.

    1. I'm glad. Still trying to fit the DuckTours in. We parked in the parking lot next to them when we visited the Space Needle so now I have a phone number. We just need the time!

  2. I love my "visit" to Seattle! It's beautiful, thanks!

    One question, how do you get your family members to be in your photographs? My husband will cooperate, he's a ham. But my (adult) kids run for the hills when I get my camera out. They give me such a hard time when I want to take their pictures. It's so frustrating because they're very photogenic on the rare occasion that I can get them in a picture. Your family is beautiful, Michelle. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jasia!

      Oldest daughter is pretty cooperative, as you can see.

      Youngest daughter (who was not with us on this trip) can be another story so I know how you feel! I just take her picture when she's on the softball field and she has no say. LOL.