Monday, June 1, 2009

Seattle Trip Part 2: Tuesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 08:57
We departed my cousins' house and this time it was my turn to drive. At my aunt's suggestion we decided to drive around Puget Sound, crossing at the Narrows bridge in Tacoma. The bridge is HUGE. . .very tall, and it looks quite impressive. I didn't get a picture because I was driving. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 10:03
We decided to pull off in the town of Gig Harbor on the other side of the Sound. It was a cute little town with lots of sailboats, and some resident crabs living in the water near the shore. We were really glad that we decided to stop in this town because it was quite fun to explore.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 11:34
We arrived in Poulsbo, Washington, a little Norwegian town. It was cute - filled with lots of "gifty" and "cutesy" shops, and we enjoyed walking the streets. We also went down to the water, once again, to look at the resident aquatic life and inhale the sweet scent of the sea.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 13:07
To return to Seattle we boarded a ferry in Bainbridge. We parked the car on the ferry and went up on the top deck to watch the Seattle skyline come into view. It was amazing - I think it was, quite possibly, the best spot for looking at the Seattle skyline. Honestly, the pictures couldn't even begin to do it justice. The front of the ferry was quite windy, to the point that I was literally being blown across the deck and had to hang onto the outside wall of the cabin so that I didn't blow away!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 14:20
Visiting IKEA is something we planned to do on Monday, but since we were delayed by traffic we postponed it until Tuesday. We decided to do that after the ferry, and we ended up exploring the massive shopping space and the eating a late lunch at their little cafeteria. There were definitely some cool things at the store - but furniture, etc. was quite pricey. However, I did get some good ideas for how to decorate my home - kitchen, bedrooms, etc. "someday."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 15:40
Before we left on our adventure, my friend Devin told me about the Rainforest Cafe in the Westfield SouthCenter Mall. It sounded like a lot of fun, and after having several other people tell me how cool it was, I knew it would be fun for us to go there. So, we decided to eat dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. We explored the mall first, and then headed in for dinner. Wow. I loved the jungle theme. Every 20-30 minutes the lights dimmed and "lightening" flashed across the sky. At this noise the monkeys and gorillas started to sing, and eventually the elephants joined in. It was quite the experience and, I think, totally worth it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 19:34
Our goal on this trip was to try eating venues that we don't have here in North Idaho. We purchased Entertainment Books which gave us Buy-One-Get-One coupons for the major attractions, as well as coupons for restaurants, etc. We decided to use our coupons for the Marble Slab Creamery, which is very similar to Coldstone Creamery, but had some different, more unique ice cream flavors. I got raspberry ice cream with Sour Patch Kids candy mixed in. Yum!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009: 20:39
For the majority of the trip we stayed with Val's aunt who lives outside of Seattle. We finally arrived at her house, lugged all of our stuff inside, and began making plans for Day 3 of our Seattle Adventure. :)

Stay tuned for Day 3. . .


  1. I'd love to eat at the Rainforest Cafe sometime.

  2. If we go to CA this summer, maybe we can go to that one. :) (*hint hint*)


Thank you for your comment!