I had a delightful day today with Stephanie and 2 of the kiddos. We went on quite the adventure!! Before we got to go out to Seattle we had to stop for some "fundage" as Stephanie called it.
I'm not sure what this "fundage" thing is...but it was amazing. Stephanie went up to the machine and out came money! I want to get one of these machines as well! It seems pretty convenient.
On our way out to Seattle we had to go over the scariest bridge ever. Stephanie said it was Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Apparently it's the longest floating bridge in the world. it sure seemed long to be over the water like that....floating or not!
There were some cool art thingies at the end of it though. Stephanie said that they might be pretty but when it's sunny she thinks they are meant to blind the drivers.
She called this thing the Space Needle.
It sure looks like it's from outter space! Who built this thing anyway?? Weird. And Stephanie said that you can ride an elevator to the top!! We didn't go though because there was some sort of festival going on and there were lots and lots of people.
Kyrin was kind enough to let me take my picture with her. I like her a lot.
Next we went downtown to the Pike Place Market.
This place was busy. Busy like I have never seen!! People everywhere....and flying fish! I didn't get to see the flying fish but I saw the guy that catches them!
There were lots of things to see in this market. It's a big huge Farmer's Market so there were fresh fruits and fish of course..and lots of flowers.
We went into a cute little store that Stephanie likes. It's called Tenzing Momo. The man behind the counter really seemed to like me. He wanted to pose with me. Stephanie took our picture.
I was glad to get out of there. It smelled like incense and there were lots of weird herbs behind the counter. I don't even know what most of them were!!!
I decided to take a little break and sit on the biggest piggy bank I've ever seen.
It was a long day and we decided to grab some coffee (these Seattle people are a little nuts about having coffee!)
Stephanie said that this is the original Starbucks.
I think she wanted me to be impressed...but....I'm a gnome! I don't really like coffee. Stephanie said that was a shame. She's trying to not drink it as well but has a hard time sometimes.
On our way back home on the loooooong bridge Stephanie pointed out someone's house. This guy, she said, was a big computer type guy. She pointed out the house....I didn't see why it was so special...
She said his name is Bill Gates. She seemed to think he was a big shot. I don't really care because I don't really use the computer much....
I meant it when I said these people are serious about thier coffee. Stephanie and the kids took me through the drive thru Starbucks on the way home to bring some coffee back to the Mr.
Is there anywhere else that has 24 hr drive thru Starbucks? I have never heard of such a place!!
It was a great day and I really enjoyed sight seeing in Seattle. I really liked staying over at Stephanie's house and am looking forward to my next trip to...I don't know where she's sending me yet. She won't tell me. She says it's a surprise. I guess I'll see when I get there!
Thanks Stephanie and family! I've had a lot of fun!!