Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Staycation in Seattle Part #1

I am finally getting back into reality and recovering from an awesome vacation with my hubby. We started the tradition of going on a mini vacation by ourselves (without the kids!) for my birthday. It doesn't end up being right on my birthday day but either a week before or some time soon after. Last year we went up to Victoria, BC and went ziplining and saw Butchart Gardens. It was great fun. This year we did something a bit closer to home and did a two night stay in Seattle. We've lived here almost 3 yrs now and haven't really been.

We stayed in the Sheraton in downtown Seattle and it ended up being a pretty good location. It was the type of hotel that charges $5.00 for a bottled water and $3.50 for a pack of M&M's. But at least it had a hot tub and pool. From the hotel we could pretty much walk to all of our planned destinations.

I will be posting about our trip in stages since it would take me all day if I tried to do it all at once. So here's  #1.

The first night we went to a Mariners baseball game. Nothing like sharing garlic fries, chicken strips, and a soda in stadium seats for dinner! It was fun. We lost 8-0 but it was still fun. That night was also my very first time riding in a Taxi. We had waited at the bus stop for a half an hour before we realized another one wasn't coming. So our next option was the Taxi. And to be honest I'd prefer it to the bus!

Here are some shots I took while we were there.

This is the view from our seats. We were up pretty close. Good seats huh?

What a cute couple, It was great to be able to spend that much time alone with my man!

This one's a bit blurry. I had to zoom in a ton. But look who it is...Ken Griffey Jr.! 
I'd only seen baseball cards of him growing up. 

Ichiro Suzuki #51 beats him in my book though. He has the funniest little routine he does every time he goes up to bat. Maybe if I can figure out how to post my video of him at bat I'll put it up.

Stay tuned for more...


For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

ooooo! I can't wait to see more. I was just there a couple weeks ago! Did you have a crumpet at the crumpet shop?!

Glenn Family said...

Yay! Wasn't that one of your goals as a couple to go out and do more things and a mariner's game was one of them? Way to go! I have never been to a major league baseball game before. Sounds so fun!