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Orcas Island and So Long Seattle

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The ferry to Orcas Island was delightfully simple. You drive your car into the bottom of the boat and make your way to a sitting area. The sun was shining through the window, creating a little heated area in your booth. It was soothing.  Continue reading “Orcas Island and So Long Seattle”

Pike Place and goodbye Seattle

Our last Seattle stop was a proper viewing of Pike Place. The last time we went to was the weekend and it was crowded with people. Jules and I decided to go during the week and there were about half the amount of people. We parked the car and explored. There were lots of restaurants and stalls set up with people seeking their wares. Food, fish, trinkets, clothing, etc.

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Zootopia

Today we went to the Seattle Zoo. It was a typical zoo experience. I’m partial to the Bronx Zoo, but the Woodland Park zoo wasn’t as disappointing as other zoos I have been to (I’m talking about you Philly) My only real complaint was that to Giraffe enclosure was a little small. My favorite spot was the Orangutan enclosure. It was rather large and the orangutans were not feeling all the people. It was hilarious to watch them hid from prying eyes. One put one of those giant rice bags over his head to avoid looking at humans. We spent a fair amount of time exploring around and I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Continue reading “Zootopia”

Sampling Seattle Pt. 2

The next morning I had arranged a Ride the Duck boat tour. We had tickets for noon, so we grabbed a quick breakfast and headed back into Seattle.

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Sampling Seattle

IMG_8631After snacking on some delicious and much needed McNuggets, we entered the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). There were some great exhibits, including the Jim Henson Experience. My childhood came to life and my dreams came true as I wandered around. Kermit, Bert and Ernie, The Count, they were all there. You could even make your own movie with a muppet. It was heaven on earth.  Continue reading “Sampling Seattle”

Seattle Bound

At the end of June, I went on a family trip to Orcas Island, Washington. I flew into Seattle and spent about a week there before I joined the rest of my extended family. It was my first time visiting Seattle and I love to experience new places. I have a cousin that loves it there, she visits all the time. She always says wonderful things about Seattle. I think she eventually wants to move there. After spending some time, I can safely say that I don’t have a need to go back again. I did enjoy the sights, but I felt it was more of a been there, done that situation.  Continue reading “Seattle Bound”

and so the end has come…

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We had our last Thai breakfast and walked to the beach. It was beautiful. A nice view to end our trip. We packed up, checked out, and ordered a ride to the Patong Mall in Phuket. We stored our bags and wandered around. We did some shopping and had lunch. We found the food court and had lunch at an “American” style eatery. Again the Mai Tai was weird. We had tons of time to kill, because our flight wasn’t until after midnight. We decided on a movie. We watched Kong Skull island in English with Thai subtitles. Continue reading “and so the end has come…”