Seattle

I took a little trippy-trip a week ago and I haven’t had time to even post about it! It’s a sad state of affairs here in ThimbleannaLand.

TheFirstChild had a conference in Seattle and he invited me along to play during the day with SweetiePie (AND FinallyAGirl!) We had lots of fun, in spite of rain every day. It is Seattle, after all.  ;-)

We did some of the touristy stuff. We visited Pike Place Market first.  I love markets, but it’s sort of sad to visit them on a trip — I really wanted a kitchen so I could take some of the beautiful flowers, vegetables, and amazing fish home.  (Not that I have a clue how to cook fresh fish or seafood, but it sounded good!). We also visited the first Starbucks (we had to) and found the famous gum wall (I was amazed at the variety in color of the gum!)

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

I think my very favorite part of the trip was the visit to the Chihuly exhibit.  My oh My.  So much beautiful glass in one place.  I was only sorry that MeMum wasn’t there with us — she’s always loved beautiful glass and Chihuly is in a world of his own.  I LOVED the boat full of “balls”.  The colors were so gorgeous.

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Thimbleanna: Seattle

After Chihuly, we mostly just shopped and played around for the rest of the trip.  We visited several neighborhood shopping areas (saw the Troll Under the Bridge in Fremont) — our favorite was the Queen Anne area where we found some fun baby gift shops.

Thimbleanna: Seattle

TheFirstChild was able to join us on our last afternoon, and luckily we had a short break in the rain.  We went to Kerry Park where we wasted spent a few hours hoping the clouds would clear so we could see Mt. Rainier.  We got a teeny tiny peek of the snow covered western edge of the mountain, toward the top.  (How’s that for a description — a fancy way of saying we saw a little spot that could have easily been confused with a cloud.  Thank goodness for pictures on the internet that told us where to look!)

Thimbleanna: Seattle

Anyway, it was great fun to get away, even if it was a short trip. The best part was all the snuggle time with FinallyAGirl and spending time with TheFirstChild and SweetiePie. Those moments are few and far between and time is fleeting, so they’re very much cherished.

Hope you’re having a good week!
XOXO,
Anna

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23 Thoughts on “Seattle

  1. Amy L on March 23, 2017 at 6:54 am said:

    I love Seattle! My son and his lovely girlfriend live just north of Fremont. The yards in their neighborhood alone are worth visiting. Such lushness. So while in Fremont, did you take the Theo Chocolate Factory tour? Their story is fair trade chocolate, and they give out many, many samples in the tour. And just down the dinosaur bikepath from there is the Mischief distillery, all steam punky fun. After the Chiluily Museum, really close by, is The Museum of Pop Culture. They have costumes from The Princess Bride and Star Trek the TV show, including some of those troubling tribbles! Next time you go, let me know, and I’ll tell you some more good stuff to do!

  2. The gum wall!!!! i love it. Can’t believe my BIL and SIL never took me to see that. or the troll either. I must speak to them.
    Seattle is a great city thank for sharing your fun photos.

  3. i have a friend living in Seattle who says it is the first place she has truly felt was home (and she has lived lottsa other places) … but snuggle time with grandbabies makes anyplace home.

  4. I would love to see the troll – how neat – the gum I could pass on – maybe it is just me but I think it is disgusting for people to put their used gum on walls, benches, bridges etc — I have not been to Seattle other than the airport and would love to see it one day, I have always heard of so many things to see there. I love the glass and lucky we have had several exhibits of pieces of it here in Arkansas from time to time.

  5. I’ve yet to visit Seattle, except for the airport. LOL Now that I live in WA and my daughter is moving to Seattle (Ballard) next month, I’ll have reasons to go and explore. The gum wall is a bit gross, knowing what it is. Not knowing is better. LOL Chihuly is just fabulous. In person is so much better than photos. The eastern part of the state, where I live, is supposed to be dry. Well, um…someone forgot to remind Mother Nature of that fact. It’s acting very much like Seattle and Portland here.

  6. Seattle is one of my favorites cities to visit. I’ll be there next month with my daughter’s chorus group. I’m really forward to getting back there. Thank you for sharing.

  7. That sounds like a fun trip. I love the troll under the bridge but confess that the gum wall really turned my stomach!

  8. Missing you and your regular posts! Grandma time trumps everything though…..Those photos are stunning – love the troll under the bridge!

  9. I agree with Karen – the gum is somewhat disgusting!! But what a fun trip you had – you will need to visit us again and we’ll show you what to do with fresh fish!!

  10. I couldn’t believe that the gum wall was what it sounded like. Urgh! But the rest of the trip sounds wonderful. Hurray for baby cuddles!

  11. Lots of eye candy!! Nice you had host and hostess to guide you around, and a baby girl to hold all the while. How’s your arm? The troll is very cool.

  12. Oh it sounds like so much fun – and the Chihuly exhibit looks amazing. I have only ever seen one Chihuly sculpture but it does hang in the main hall of the V&A in London. I too love markets as well….

    I have booked a week in Harris in May (never been) and to go to Shetland Wool Week in September!! you’d love it!

  13. I’d pass on the gum wall too. Ewwww. But grandbaby girl snuggles are fab! :o)

  14. I’ve never visited the NW states. Interesting photos!

  15. Sarah on March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am said:

    Woow, you always take such beautiful pictures! Thank you for the little glimpse of Seattle, and sharing your adventures with us! I’d love to go there someday.

  16. How nice! So glad you got to spend some time with some of your favorite people in the world!

  17. we spent hours walking around Pikes Place market when we visited Seattle. loved it x

  18. Years ago we’ve been there but only went to see the Space Needle. Great photos!

  19. Glad you had a nice trip! So far behind on my blog reading. Thank goodness for Instagram! I’ll bet FinallyAGirl is just as sweet as can be!

  20. jelly beans and thimbles … lurve your new header!!!

  21. Your photos are great – I feel like I’m there and can touch the gum. Did you see my gum? Beautiful, thanks for sharing these. We went last summer and had a ball. So much fun.

  22. Felicia on April 5, 2017 at 9:01 am said:

    Thank you for allowing us to live vicariously through your pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I cannot wait to visit Seattle one day.

  23. brigette on April 13, 2017 at 9:46 am said:

    okay homesick x 1 million. the gum wall is so bright because they took it all down a few years ago and all of the gum is relatively new-ish. love all of the chihuly glass. my dolly and i went to see a chihuly ‘performance’ where he made a bowl at his facility in tacoma. they said it would sell for 250k. it was interesting. your post makes me want to walk around downtown while drinking sipping chocolate and breathing in that cold, wet air! and if i don’t get a salad from pagliacci’s soon with creamy italian dressing i may just expire.

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