|Seattle Space Needle|
|View of Olympic Mt's|
|A Beautiful opportunity to see the Olympic Mt's in the evening|
|Dylan & Dusty base of Space needle|
|Dylan & Char at base of Space Needle that Grandpa built|
|Dylan on top of the Needle|
|View of Seattle from the Space Needle|
|Dylan & Grandpa|
|Beautiful view from atop the Space Needle|
|You must try to visit Seattle|
Monday was a catch up day around the motor-home, cleaning and laundry and I met Jenn in Tacoma and went out to my sister's house to get some family albums and begin to pull out some pictures for mom & dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary. This was why we had made our trip to WA state to celebrate that day with them. My dad has lung cancer and my mom is seriously ill from her diabetes so their wish was that all the children, grandchildren & great-grandson's be there. Now this doesn't sound like a big deal but you must realize even though there aren't that many of us we are spread all over and we all hadn't been together since our daughter Sarah graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in May 2000. But we were going to be able to put it all together even tho some spouses weren't able to make it. So we spent the evening laughing more at how we looked years ago or how cute our kids were when they were little then putting together pictures for the slide show but Jan, Jen Larry, Sarah & Eric did a great job with it in the end!!
On Tuesday Dusty & I spent the afternoon with my mom & dad and then went looking for a gift for them. We had to leave Dylan at home since we weren't sure at this time what he had.
On Wed. we went to the Space Needle. Dylan still felt terrible and yet since he had missed seeing so many things he wanted to try going to the Space Needle. Now we have family history with the Space needle as my grandfather was a riveter on it and use to to tease me that it was safe to go up in because he had put it together. Now I know it is hard for you younger people to realize but in 1962 when the Space Needle opened during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. I attended that World's Fair and was the good age of 12. What a thrill it was to go and explore all the things of the future..especially to see a machine that could cook a hot dog in 20 sec...yes the micro-wave was a thing of the future at that time. I think Dylan enjoyed his time up at the top of the Space Needle..I was just happy it wasn't raining(notice a theme here)...but the thing that made him feel better while up there wasn't the Sprite he had oh no...he takes after his cousin Paul..he enjoyed looking into the hotel rooms with the telescopes up there and spying on people on the ground.....Hey if you ever get a room in Seattle and you can see the Space Needle from it be sure and close your curtains when you are in the room..LOL.
We took him briefly to Pike Place Market as that was something Dusty wanted to show him and the waterfront...he took as much as he could and then asked to go home. But at least another generation shared in a moment together as I have taken all my children and grandchildren to the top of the space Needle and tell them how Grandpa was right it is still safe to go up in because he put it together!!
|Together on top of the Space Needle|
|View of Pacific Science Center|
|Clouds of Seattle|
|Dusty inside the Space Needle|
|Clouds over the mountains can be beautiful..you just have to look for beauty|
|Flowers inside Pike Place market|
|Grandpa & Dylan walking down the aisle of Pike Place|
|Outside of Pike Place market, Seattle|
|Steep hills in Seattle..we were walking up!!!|
|Sunset on the waterfront of Seattle|
|Dylan & Grandma play around in a music room in Seattle|
|Dylan is not impressed by all those guitars behind him|
|But he did like playing around with music|
|OK I know I can't sign..you all keep reminding me!!|