Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seattle, Day 2



Saturday morning, Nancy and I set out at the crack of 10 to do some more sight seeing in Seattle. We parked near the space needle, and walked around the base. Neither one of us had any desire to stand in line for hours to go to the top.




Right across the street from the space needle was the ticket office for Ride the Ducks Seattle. It seemed like a fun way to see the city, so off we went....





The "captain" was very informative and entertaining. He wore many hats as the day progressed.



We saw Qwest field, home of the Seattle Seahawks football team and the Seattle Sounders FC, the MLS soccer team.








Right next door is Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners MLB team. Tony would be proud to know I have visited both of these import landmarks.





The weather was great for riding around in a vehicle with open sides. And the scenery was very pretty. We learned allot about the history of Seattle.




Since a "duck" can travel on water as well as on land, we were able to cruise around Lake Union. It was a lovely "cruise".






We were able to see the floating home ( or houseboat) that was used in the filming of Sleepless in Seattle.

We also saw Gas Works Park, where a few other films were shot but I can't remember which ones right now.
After the duck tour it was time to go back to the hotel. Nancy needed to get home to her family and I needed to make it an early night as I had a 6 am flight the next morning.
All good things must come to an end, and so ends my vacation.

1 comment:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Sounds like a fun day. Glad you made it home safe. CJ ok;-)