Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SEATTLE MARCH 6 & 7, 2011



dashboard buddies! created by mayan...enjoyed by mama



must visit alert: gas works park. rusty industrial curiousity, shiny green park with dr. seuss-like hill for kite flying and the most amazing view of the city over a glittering lake.

B, a sailboat, and the space needle. love this shot. don't let go of that stroller!

only took three tries to get the needle behind me!

more awesome picture opportunities

next up Sushi...another excellent review from our family to yours at Chiso on fremont. we made it there with five minute of happy hour left and ordered our hungry-'cause-we-just-walked-5-miles little hearts out

this was supposed to be a shot of me having my first bite of unagi in over four years. the photographer had other ideas. good thing he bought me dinner.

after sound sleep in our little rental apartment, we got ready for a day jammed packed with seattle-y goodness!

getting into zoo mode, blake said this is a picture of "the mama in her natural habitat"...the mama nomad is never seen without her coffee and iPhone within reach...you will often hear her call out "almost ready, just let me look this one thing up!"....notice the messy bun, sign that she has gotten her three offspring ready but has neglected her own hair....

woodland park zoo rules.

just say "Roar!"

scoping the savannah

when is the last time YOU saw a giraffe eat breakfast?

blake was impressed with my safari chic look. i swear i didn't plan it. really!!

jungle-rific

i can tell this is the african elephant and not the asain because of the larger ears, used for fanning in hot climates. this fact was brought to you by my smartypants husband.

i must smooch those lips!

my boys!

how many shots like this do we have??

mayan on a lion


issy...on a lion. doesn't rhyme but sure is cute!

i guess asking him to be a lion didn't make for a flattering shot.

komoto dragons are cool....

but these kids are cooler!

can't resist a carousel ride. high five to me for not barfing!

this was our first road trip without the suburban. its was crowded but got the job done thanks to the third row seat.




my favorite place to visit: Theo chocolate factory. look how happy we all are! we are high on chocolate. wheeeeeeee!


taking our chocolate high to the docks.

i had an unexpected emotional experience looking at the boats. i miss our boat!! fell in love with this Dana 24....the flicka's bigger cousin.



this took three times, too. we had a little picnic in under the needle before heading inside.

cute shot!

this building blows my mind every time!!

its hard not to be artsy in a city like this...photo by blake

so many guitars!

we were here specifically to see the battlestar galatica exhibit...check out this model!


cylons are bad.

so check this: on the music side, they had this thing called sound lab. you could have a soundproof room to yourself for ten minutes, and all the instruments are ready to go. just close the door, press the button, and start rocking out! we busted a three piece band. george was our lyricist and named the song "poop diarrhea lollipop." isadore was our photographer/audience.

mr. blake on drums.

back for more BSG

no, like, REALLY?? how did they pull this off? it's incredible.

time to take these trekkies home....until next time....live long and prosper!



3 comments:

bio said...

Yay! Love the pictures and captions! I had no idea they had a BSG exhibit. Yay! So much fun!!! Sounds like a well traveled family trip! :D

Laura said...

What a great itinerary! It looks like you guys had a blast!

Mrs. G. said...

Hey MN, I though of you tonight and zipped over here to see what was up. The next time you come to Seattle, call me--I'll make you all dinner. heaz@live.com