One jet-lagged day in Seattle; Children’s Museum & Olympic Sculpture Park

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you will know that the girls & I recently went on a 5 week adventure to America.

Eden checking out the view (of the carpark) from our hotel while waiting for Clio to wake

Eden checking out the view (of the carpark) from our hotel while waiting for Clio to wake

While I did have a rough plan my plan didn’t quite have us leaving as early as we did (and therefore staying as long), in fact it was only decided around 9pm on a Friday night that I would compete for a seat on a flight leaving for Seattle the very next morning.

sleeping beauty!

sleeping beauty!

As you can imagine it was a mad rush getting packed; while I was digging through the girls drawers for clothes with the aid of my cellphone light so not to wake them, Matt did a quick dash to the 24 hour shop to stock-up on a few snacks just in case we made the flight.

at the Seattle Children's Museum

at the Seattle Children’s Museum

When I woke the next morning I was actually kind of hoping we wouldn’t get selected for the flight simply because it was so last minute and I just didn’t feel prepared.

doing a bit of shopping

doing a bit of shopping

We made it on the flight and approximately 18 hours and 2 layovers later we landed in beautiful Seattle.

Fun Flying Four Seattle Washington (5 of 14)

Last year we got to spend a few glorious days exploring Seattle and loved it so much I was really pleased to be back, even if it was just for a couple of nights.

Fun Flying Four Seattle Washington (6 of 14)

Matt had booked us a hotel and thankfully they allowed us to check-in early so we didn’t have to hang out at the airport for too long, which was perfect because we were all itching for a nap…5 hours later we woke, ate dinner and then called it a night!

the girls got one of these...each!

the girls got one of these…each!

The next morning Eden & I woke at a decent time, Clio, who woke in the wee hours, was completely knocked out and it was so tempting to let her sleep but this was going to be our only chance to head into the city so I reluctantly woke her.

eating her shishkaberry by the Space Needle

eating her shishkaberry by the Space Needle

A quick ride on the Link light rail (where Clio & I fell over and hit our heads on a seat)  a bit of a walk and a bite to eat for lunch and we made it to our first stop; the Seattle Children’s Museum.   The girls both enjoyed it although I would say Clio particularly thought it was pretty amazing.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

After a good few hours jet lag was starting to kick in but I had one more stop I wanted to go to before we headed home; the Olympic Sculpture Park. It was something I wanted to do last year when we visited but we simply ran out of time.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Clio had fallen asleep in the stroller by this point so it was only Eden & I who got to enjoy all the pieces and of course the gorgeous views.

Fun Flying Four Seattle Washington (11 of 14)

We did quite the trek to get back to the Link light rail, walking through Pike Place Market and then around and around as people kept steering us in all different directions, eventually we found where we needed to be and made our way back towards the airport to our hotel.

beautiful Seattle

beautiful Seattle

It was a quick trip to Seattle and despite it being seen through some rather jaded eyes it still remains one of my favorite places I have visited in America.

Fun Flying Four Seattle Washington (13 of 14)

Next stop on our U.S. adventure….Nebraska!

Fun Flying Four Seattle Washington (14 of 14)

linking up to Travel Tuesday 

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12 responses to “One jet-lagged day in Seattle; Children’s Museum & Olympic Sculpture Park

  1. It looks like you guys had so much fun! On our way to in December we got to spend a day and a half in Seattle and managed to only get to Pikes Place and shopping and cupcakes downtown. Even still it’s one of our favorite cities and loved taking the train around from the airport hotels. Next time we go I def want to check out the sculpture park and children’s museum

    • I really love Pikes Place though, there is so much to do there and the food is so so good! The aquarium there is neat too, I would definitely check that out if you make it back!

  2. So fun! We have been there once! We hoped on a cruise to go to Alaska out of there. It was really an amazing trip and a beautiful city. I’m glad you all had fun, I’m sure it was so tough waking Clio.

    • I haven’t been to many places in America but the few I have been to Seattle is probably my favorite!!

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  5. This is so fun! Although I wonder if I can survive 18 hours flights with 2 layovers with my boys… I think I would need 2 days in the hotel just to recuperate from that – and just to make sure everyone has adjusted to the time difference – before I would venture out! :p #TravelTuesday

    • Lol you are too funny! I am not one to sit still for too long and being cooped up in a hotel definitely doesn’t sound like fun haha!

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