We drove from Mt. Rainier to Seattle early this morning and dropped off our bags at the hotel before dropping off the rental car. We are staying at the Westin, which is a luxury after our room in the national park. I think we were going through electronics withdrawals!
We took the monorail to the City Center area and ate lunch at MOD pizza. All of the pizzas were made of demand (get it?) and super delicious. We went up to the top of the Space Needle and had a great view of the entire city. It was really warm and clear today and saw both Mt. Rainier and what we think was Mt. St. Helen’s.
After the Space Needle, we went through the EMP (Experience Music Project) museum. I really enjoyed the exhibits there, especially the Nirvana one, the Fantasy one (with costumes from the Wizard of Oz!) and the hands on music instruments. Even my daughter was excited to practice her piano on the keyboards. There was a great park right outside the museum with rope climbs an giant slides. We had to drag our kids away after several trips down. I think they would have stayed there all day.
We went back to the hotel to rest before dinner, but ended up going to the hotel pool instead. My son told me at dinner tonight that it was his favorite part of the trip so far. What is it with kids and pools? Anyway, it was a nice indoor heated pool and it felt good after walking around all morning.
After that, we got ready for dinner and my son promptly fell asleep on my lap two minutes before we were going to leave. Our plans to walk to the pier changed and we decided to take a cab instead. We ate at Anthony’s Pier 66 and had a beautiful table overlooking the water. Our meals were great. We all ordered fish, obviously, and tried the salmon, halibut and ahi. We walked back to the hotel and are letting the kids stay up for a little bit considering we are all sharing a room tonight.