Northwestern Odyssey checks in from Seattle.
As we write this it’s our final evening in Seattle before we shift gears and hit the road for our next adventure in Canada. It has been a fantastic couple of days since we traveled from Mt. Hood. Let us tell you why…
On Sunday, our first day in Seattle, we caught a close baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Baseball fan or not, all of the kids left with smiles on their faces after being displayed on the Jumbotron in front of the entire stadium! If that wasn’t enough, our two trip members from Italy, Leonardo and Federico, threw their hands up in the air and managed to cause a wave effect that passed through hundreds of other spectators around the field. Good job boys!
The next day was probably the most action packed one yet as the group toured two of the city’s most recognizable and signature landmarks: Pike Place Public Market and the towering Seattle Space Needle. I think that any of us would now be able to recognize Seattle’s skyline after having explored the most distinguishable part of it. The highlight of the day however came that evening when Jordan, Eric, Max and Daniel M. won the Whirlyball championship. Whirlyball is a bizarre but tremendously fun cross between lacrosse and basketball that is played entirely in bumper cars (check out the pictures online!).
A trip to Seattle would not be complete without visiting the water front and so Tuesday morning’s kayak excursion did just that. With the clearest of blue skies overhead and not a cloud in sight, it was probably the best possible day that we could have been in the city’s bay. Later that afternoon we would revisit it, this time on an amphibious “duck” bus tour loaded with quirky and trivial facts about Seattle. Did you know that Jimi Hendrix bought his first guitar at a pawn store blocks away from where we are staying?
With that fun tidbit of information, we conclude this update but invite you to check back in a few days for the next one! We are thoroughly enjoying this road trip with your sons and daughters!
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