Off to Seattle Center, and at Blake's request, The Sci-Fi Museum! The museum shares this building with the Experience Music Project--the exterior is an incredible feat in engineering and design:
...I am feeling pretty skeptical about the whole thing...
But, honestly, it was THE COOLEST MUSEUM EVER. Even, I, a non-sci-fi buff, could identify with many of the exhibits and appreciated how amazingly well-done it was. Pictures were not allowed, which we honored initially....but then it was so over-whemlingly great that Blake was pouting about not getting to take pictures, and since he ws the birthday boy, I broke down and stole some shots. Not easy considering, they had a guard circling every few minutes. Here is that thing from the Terminator and some rover-thingy (I told you I am not a buff...):
Blake marvelling, in the closest place to heaven for a non-believer:
We couldn't stay forever, sadly. So we headed to the top of the Needle. Fabulous:
"did you get this shot?" "did you get this shot?" "did you get this shot?"
It was a fine, fine day. After that we headed home and I made NY steaks and risotto with peas and shitakes. Blake may have been partaking in some sake....yes, that looks like a bleary, contented birthday-sake buzz to me: