Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Space Needle - Or, Lots of Pictures of Buildings

Alrighty! So, we've arrived at day two. We honestly didn't do a whole lot on this day. We slept until 10:30 (to make up for the 7 a.m. wakeup the day before) and by the time we finally got ready and rolling and decided on a place to eat it was noon. Since Dennis and Grandma are Russian, we sought out Piroshky, Piroshky in Pike Place for....well, piroshkies....for our brunch/lunch.

There was a line out the door, but it was fast and delicious. I started my day with a potato, onion, and cheese piroshky followed by a chocolate hazelnut creme pastry. I wound up saving the pastry for later, but it was equally delicious as my dessert for dinner.

Our original plan was to get to the zoo today, but by the time we got there it was almost 3 and Moe didn't want to rush through. (They closed at 5, which I thought was plenty of time, but it's her trip, so I didn't argue. Much. Mwaha.) Anywho, so we decided to just go to the Space Needle. On the way over I called to find out prices and times, and they told me about the City Pass. I'm sure for those of you that live in bigger cities are aware of things like this, and I eventually talked Moe and Dennis into buying them too (cause I sure wanted one!). What it is is a booklet you buy that has tickets for admission to six of the city's biggest attractions. We had already went to the aquarium, but everything else we could totally use. And it got us two passes to the needle, so we went up once during the day and then went up again at night (cause hey, why not?). So here are a couple daytime photos. Yeah, I took a lot more but they're all similar. You know, buildings. Grass. Water. Lather, rinse, repeat. So I just posted a couple of the ones I really liked. Also, I would like to take the time right now to point out that we travel up these giant structures and then take pictures of things on the ground. Ironic, no? Yeah, I thought so too. Anyway, pictures:

After our afternoon visit to the needle, we played some bumper cars and laser tag (I lost, but it was WAY fun. I totally recommend it.) and then headed out to the Alki Crab Co. for dinner. A-mazing. I had the daily special which was fresh caught Dungeness crab (pulled in that morning!) and a large caesar salad. Crab is definitely my favorite seafood ever, and this crab was phenomenal. Yum. I took the following photo as the sun was setting outside the restaurant. As you can see we were across the inlet from where we were before.

Aaaaand, back to the needle for our nighttime visit. I again have lots and lots of photos of little tiny lights, so here is one of the inlet we crossed again from the restaurant and then one of the needle itself framed by the EMP and the sign that I love that's for the EMP and SFM.

That pretty much sums up day two. Yeah, we didn't really do a whole lot that day, but it was fun just kind of milling around. Stay tuned for the last chapter of our trip! Day Three: The Zoo, EMP, SFM, and dinner with Alexis! :D

Also, thanks so much Lex for posting about us today!


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah I'm loving all the pictures!!! Love that you had so much fun! I loved meeting you too! I can't wait for you guys to come back. Dinner at my house :)!!! I won't take no for an answer :).

You're to sweet for the shout out! Muah

Bethany said...

So gorgeous! I was in Seattle last month and STILL haven't posted about it. Slacker...that's me!