We got to Seattle at about 12.30pm and went to the visitor center to get maps of the city. The visitor center was actually in a convention center and they had some sort of video game convention going on so it was really busy and there were nerds in costumes everywhere. Haha! Gary and I decided to spend a few hours on our own today because we had hardly had any time for eachother on the trip so far. We first headed towards the Space Needle.
Gary in Seattle (in need of a shave)
First sight of the Space Needle
It didn't take long for us to get to the Space Needle, about 20 minutes, Seattle seemed like quite a small city. Surprisingly we had really nice sunny warm weather, despite Seattle's reputation of being rainy, I even had to take my leggings off. We bought our tickets to go to the top of the Space Needle and had to wait in line for about half a hour.
This sign made me laugh
Views from the top
We got hot dogs up there for lunch because we were starving. The views were really good, and they pointed out the house where Sleepless in Seattle was filmed but I can't remember which picture it's in. It was really windy up there and my dress kept blowing up so I regretted taking my leggings off.
The area around the Space Needle was really nice
We then wandered down to Pike Place Market which was really the only other thing to see in Seattle. There wasn't really much there but it was a really nice city, I liked it.
Seattle is home of the very first Starbucks.We saw a lot of Starbucks so this may or may not be it..
This also may or may not be the first Starbucks
We were meeting the group to go to the hotel (Yay, another hotel) at 5pm so we made our way back to the visitor center. We had to get the train to the hotel because it was out by the airport. On the way to the station Donna and Aaron got lost, and then the train stopped and we had to wait for another one, so we didn't end up getting to our rooms until nearly 7pm.
Passed this place on the train