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REI, Sculpture, Space Needle--and Sun!

We're not big on shopping for the sake of shopping, but a stop at the flagship REI store meshed nicely with our plans for the day while we waited for the morning haze to clear. It's enormous, and has a beautiful outside area landscaped with native plants, a little hiking path for trying out boots before you buy, a small biking trail, and an enormous climbing rock. Oh, and the big yearly sale was starting today. *grin* As if I hadn't dragged enough stuff on this trip, I walked out with a new pair of light hiking boots and a fleece. Hey, 50% off what was already 20% off.

We drove up the hill in Queen Anne, full of gorgeous victorians and arts-and-crafts houses, and woah, Mt Rainier is really out today!

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Over to the Olympic Sculpture Park, a lovely place to walk.

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We found parking near the Space Needle, had a very decent lunch at a Thai restaurant, and then braved the line at the Space Needle as the clouds finally cleared. Eactly 30 minutes later, we were at the top.

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Back home to do a wash, sit in the sun a bit, and then we picked up The Elders who flew in today (MIL, Aunt and Uncle, cousin) from their hotel and went to cousin Y, J, and S's house for dinner.

On the Boat tomorow!

Comments (3)

I am jealous! REI sale! You can always justify since you are going to Alaska next. You can never have enough warm clothes. Happy to see that you had nice weather for the Space Needle. I hope all goes well on the cruise.

sandrac:

Great photos, Amy. I can't wait to hear about Phase II of the trip. Hope all goes well with The Elders.

Janet Gilman:

Have a wonderful rest of the trip! We've loved reading about Seattle. Our birthday congrats to Hannah.

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