Surviving Seattle – Day Five

     Welcome to the fifth installment of our Seattle Honeymoon Journal. We would like to congratulate you, because if you’ve made it this far, you have survived four ENTIRE days of the wilds of Seattle at the mercy of two of the strangest people we know…wait a minute…that’s us! Oh well…congrats, anyway! :)
     This blog entry will be written entirely by Matthew, because he is a sissy and fell asleep early last night, leaving the last blog entry up to Valeri. (Bad, Matty!) That being said, we would like to remind you to fasten your lap restraints; and keep hands, feet and all other objects inside the vehicle at all times. All seats must be locked in the upright position, and all electronic devices (excluding the device that you are using to view this blog) must be powered off, and properly stowed. If, at any time, you feel feint just press the red button to your left. (It doesn’t really work…we just like to give you that false sense of security, and of course, the face you make when you realize the Panic Button is broken.) Right…well…Enjoy the ride!

     Our morning trip to Pike Place Market started with a quick breakfast at Local Color, a tiny coffee and wine bar. The meal consisted of a Cinnamon Roll, a Spinach/Feta Croissant, a Caramel Latte and a Breve. (Can you guess who had what?) All items received a golden star from our taste buds and were quickly consumed. Our food is pictured below.

Valeri had the Cinnamon Roll with a Caramel Latte and Matthew had the
Spinach/Feta Croissant with a Breve.

     After a yummy breakfast, we did a little shopping for knick-knacs. We found a few goodies for family members and one for our new apartment (which we are starting to get excited about getting back to). We dropped off the bags at the hotel and headed uptown to the Pacific Science Center, which was pretty much amazing. National Geographic was hosting King Tutankhamen and the Pharaohs exhibit. Evidently, this will be the last tour in North America before the exhibit will be retired. Photography wasn’t allowed in the exhibit, so we don’t have anything to show you…but just know that it was pretty cool. The amount of pure gold that was used in making the jewelry and adornments was astounding! The ancient Egyptians spared absolutely no expense decorating the royalty. Here are some photos from the other exhibits in the Science Center…

     After all of the scientific-fun-time, we headed back to the hotel to get all spruced up for the big finale: Dinner at Sky City in the Space Needle! :) We hopped on the monorail once again and zipped our way through the city to our destination. See this photos from earlier in the day…
     As we rode to the top, the view just kept getting more and more amazing…and at night, it was breath-taking. The photos will stand behind my statement…

 

     So, we’ve done all we have time for (and can afford) in the great City of Seattle. This is our last night in the Emerald City and the last blog we will be writing from this amazing city. It’s a bittersweet experience, really. It has been a truly amazing time, but we’re starting to miss home. I have absolutely no doubt that our new life together will bring many more cities, many more blog entries and many more memories. We are thankful for all of the people that took part in our wedding and all of the well wishes! (And thankful for the blessing of all of the unusually wonderful weather here in Seattle!) So…after five amazing days of this exciting new adventure, I say – for the last time…

Goodnight, Seattle…

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