Monday, September 5, 2011

1st solo vacation since our honeymoon....

At Pike's Place market our last morning in Seattle
We got coffee at the very 1st Starbucks.
On Monday night we went up in the Space Needle. Great views of the city and the water
It was gorgeous atypical Seattle weather the whole time we were there. Sunny in the 70s early 80s and slight breeze. Ahhhh. It was heavenly

On Monday morning we drove down to Mt. Ranier and hiked the skyline trail. It was a 1700 foot elevation change. We hiked through snow in shorts and tennis shoes! It was about a 4 hour hike and the views were breath taking!

There were pretty flowers and snow....

Those are clouds in the distance

These pictures don't even do it justice
A little potty built in the side of the mountain

We saw lots of Marmots...they look live a cross between beavers and raccoons.

The "excuse" for going to Seattle was one of the guys Josh works with out there was getting married so we made a vacation out of it. This was at the wedding on Saturday night. It was at the guy's house. His daughter was getting married
A couple of guys Josh works with...super nice guys
The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Their yard was awesome!

Loved the green tableclothes.

We went to Mukilteo, WA on the day of the wedding. It had a pretty lighthouse and a nice park.

This is Alki Beach on Seattle's west side. It was a really neat beach city. We did not get in the was a tad cold
At the market
We had a great time on our vacation. We ate and ate and ate. And the food was delicious. We went to a Mariners game on Sunday afternoon which was a lot of fun even though they got spanked by the White Sox.

So it's only been 8 1/2 months since the last time I blogged. Lots has happened but that will be a post for another day :-)

Happy Labor Day! We are enjoying our rainy day off!


Chrissi said...

you're baaaaaack :))))

Chrissi said...

ps - love your pictures and can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Amy said...

Looks like y'all hd fun! So glad you blogged!!!!! I've missed them! Love you!

ma said...

Enjoyed your blog and all the pictures. Feel like I've been on a vacation.

The Kimmels said...

yaaaayyyy!!! a blog post! These photos of you & Josh having such a wonderful time truly warmed my heart today! So happy! love you both.

sara jackson said...

The pictures were so amazing. I loved the snow and flowers. It is so interesting how the two can be there at the same time :) It looks like so much fun and I hope we can go too one day!!!

Kim said...

Loved the pictures! I love Seattle. We went to visit friends there in 2008 and LOVED it! We want to go back when we have more time. It is just beautiful there. Glad you are back to blogging! I have been a MAJOR blog SLACKER as well!

My Love Times Two said...

Glad you had a great vacation!

stephanie said...

yippee! awesome pictures. and a blogpost was definitely in order. hope you are doing well!