|This is the Seattle Sky, from our tour of the area on Sunday. Andrew took this one. I think it's gorgeous.|
Where shall I begin? Well, two Thursdays ago (July 5th) Andrew and I went hiking up Mt. Baldy.
I have *affectionately* names Mt. Baldy the Hill of Death. There is a 2,000 foot elevation gain over one mile and it is pretty much walking STRAIGHT UP the side. But besides that, uou will understand why in a minute.
Later that evening, we flew to Seattle and arrived at 5:04 am PST on Friday. I was tired and grumpy and really just wanted a nap, breakfast and some coffee. Oh and my leg was swollen and it hurt to walk. We had a wedding rehearsal Friday afternoon, the wedding itself on Saturday, Sightseeing on Sunday. Sunday evening I dropped Andrew off at the airport before Erin and I drove to Gina's house for the next few days. Monday I got driven around the North Cascades Highway and stopped at various places to see beautiful sights. We stopped at the visitor center and I got a pin for my backpack. I also got to stop at the original Cascadian Farms! I got some DELICIOUS homemade raspberry & chocolate ice cream and a do a short little walking tour around the farm stand. I was pretty excited. Here are some pictures from the trip:
|Above: Beth's Cafe, where Alex took us to breakfast that Friday morning. This is a mural along the outside wall. it basically is the same as the inside decor.|
|A really cool monument/statue at the Mukilteo Lighthouse.|
|At the wedding, you take a cake pop and your table number.|
|"Make-your-own-mini-cheesecake" dessert station|
|The wedding party.|
|Danielle had her side carry lanterns. Each one is different because each person has had a different impact on her life.|
|EMP - Experience Music Project in the Seattle Center. Wanted to go in, but didn't have time.|
|Atop the Space needle. This picture took almost four tries, using a couple of different tourists. But we got it!|
|Please don't arrest me officer!|
|Blue trees invite people to pay attention to deforestation.|
|THE original Starbucks.|
|Kind of like the gum tree at Houghton. Only a wall.|
|Where we had dinner.|
|Riding the Carousel because the Ferris wheel was too expensive.|
|Outside the aquarium.|
|International Fountain back in Seattle Center.|
Another update in a few days about my foot/lower leg!