Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Seattle: Day 2

Good morning and Happy Birthday, Papa!!!


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:

Dorks Sci-fi lovers about to enter the museum...
...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:

Soooo Metropolis!
"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:

5 comments:

Lee said...

Happy Birthday, Blake!! Sounds like a great day :)

elliesmadre said...

Happy Birthday Blake! You take great pics Leah.

LA RN said...

Happy Bday Blake. Love the "skeptical" photo of you, Leah. So cool that there are museums out there for everyone and that you can drag your family along and they love it too.

UrbanHippieMama said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Nomad!!

Jay said...

So sorry to here that my city pillaged all that money from you just for the sake of an elevator ride to the top of the Space Needle.