January 5, 2014

Let's Go For a Drive... Seattle

On a whim, we drove up to Seattle for the weekend as an early birthday celebration. It was all Jeff's idea- one that I was skeptical about at first but went along with- and I'm so glad I did.

We played it up as total tourists and it was awesome. We had the most beautiful weather.

Thank you, Seattle!

Outside the original Starbucks!

Lunch at Space Needle's SkyCity restaurant was the highlight of our trip. Incredible. I ate here many years ago on a trip with my dad, something I'll always treasure. It was more than surreal to be there with my own children. 

And as you can see, my favorite view was of my kids enjoying the sights. I didn't take one photo of the actual sights. And I have no regrets about that.

On our way home, the fam indulged me with a drive to Snoqualmie Falls. The cutest little town with spectacular views. Wow. 

Also on the way home, Sirius was playing the top 90 songs of the 90's. After lunch we happened upon it right as they started with number 90. It carried us all the way home (the song I knew the most words to was Ice Ice Baby) and we heard the number one song as we made it to the North Bend bridge, not too far from home. Perfect, perfect weekend in every way. 


  1. What a terrific way to spend your Birthday! Jeff did good! The kids will never forget all the neat things they got to do. I would love to go there some day!

  2. Sounds lovely! My hubby and I are planning a Seattle get-away in a few weeks!


  3. I'm so glad you had such a nice time. Family time rules.

  4. I live about 5 minutes from Snoqualmie Falls!! Such a beautiful area. We moved here a year ago from the Midwest and I still can't believe the gorgeousness right down the street! Glad you all enjoyed Seattle!

  5. Wow! It sounds like perfection. Sometimes those spur of the moment trips are the best. No expectations. And yes, the weather looks fabulous! I am so jealous.
    What a great trip!

  6. So glad you had a good time! What a great weekend to be here, it really was beautiful!

  7. You did have perfect weather! Excellent photos and yay for impulse trips.

  8. Seattle is such a fun city!

    Did you hike down to the lower observation desk at Snoqualmie Falls? Breathtaking.

    Also: yay for 90's music!

  9. Happy Birthday! You remain one of my very favorite bloggers.

  10. How fun! So glad you were able to get away for your birthday. I love a good adventure.


  11. What a fun weekend adventure!!!! You practically drove right through my neck of the woods (Puyallup) : )


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