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.
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.
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.
We made it on the flight and approximately 18 hours and 2 layovers later we landed in beautiful Seattle.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next stop on our U.S. adventure….Nebraska!
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