August 27, 2012

Seattle Photos {Part Two}

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I promised you the good stuff in my last post- the real, gritty city views. This is how Seattle looked to me, and let me just say- while I imagined the sights and sounds during those long plane rides, my imagination had nothing on the real thing. I loved it there.

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My "little" brother (he's 17), stepfather, mama, and me.
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In front of the Seattle Great Wheel- it just opened a few weeks before we got there!
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Reminds me a lot of the London Eye.
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It's family tradition to make these pennies on vacations, so of course, we stopped to press one!
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Yea!
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One of a hundred tourists shops
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We didn't do this- although I wish I would have now- but doesn't it remind you of the fortune teller in Big?
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Sky hates birds, so he was not thrilled about this part of our afternoon.
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Dinnertime!
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This place had a long wait, but it was very good.
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I adore the night view with all the reflections.
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Heading into town on day 2.
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Part of the skyline
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Isn't it awesome?
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We don't see this sign in Illinois!
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Finally here!
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Incredibly crowded- probably too much for Sky's liking- but it was lots of fun.
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I couldn't get one stem here for $5...I wanted to scoop all of these up and take them on the plane with me!
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The first Starbucks. I wanted to go, but not badly enough to wait in that kind of line!
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Sky took a sneaky, paparazzi shot of my mom and I...
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Flowers everywhere!
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This man was amazing...I may have to post some videos for you later!
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Fish market
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This looks too beautiful to be real...but no edits!
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For our last night, we were taken out to a fancy restaurant on the water, and next to a yacht club.
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Sky looking dashing in his skinny tie, and my $5 bebe dress that I bought at Goodwill right before our trip!
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I never thought we'd have a photo of us like this, with such a gorgeous water view in the background.
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My mama and I. Fran said we looked like twins. :)
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Can Sky look any more like Donald Draper from Mad Men in this? I think not.
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My mom bought me this gorgeous bag from the 50s at a vintage shop at Pike Place. Isn't it lovely?
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I was already in love with it, when I opened it and saw the tag- Millie! It was meant for me. :)
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Horrible cell phone pictures to follow. Tired on the plane ride home...
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Back in Chambana!
Millie was happy to have us home. She kept touching my face and saying, "Mama! Daddy!"
That's it for all my photos. But in my next post, I'll share with you something you didn't see in all the pretty views and smiling faces- something that was stirred up deep within me, and all because of 48 hours in that beautiful city.

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15 kind comments from you:

Clearbluewater3 said...

Its so fun to see someone else's view of your own city. I'm so glad you love my adoptive hometown (I've only been out here since OCT) And you haven't even seen the best parts yet! Come back and see us soon!

Reading Rambo said...

Dude LOVE your dress. Goodwill is amazing. And that purse is awesome too.

Anna Lynne said...

Amazing photos!

Chantal said...

Beautiful!

Jenn said...

Looks like so much fun! I wanna live in the PNW so so bad! Ah Army. ;)

You seriously look like a celebrity running around the city!

Jen said...

I love the picture of you two in front of the Great Wheel. It's beautiful! :)

Amanda said...

Holy cow! These pictures are amazing! I've never longed to go to Seattle... But now I'm adding it to my list. Love the pictures of you and Sky!

greaterexp said...

What beautiful photographs! You have a knack for making even the less-than-wonderful subjects look stunning! Great pictures! Come back - to live here!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Oh my, oh my... I think I am now in love with Seattle just from your pictures!! And wow, a $5 dress - awesome find you look amazing - and I really must get one of those ties for my husband!! :)

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Michelle said...

LOVE these pictures! You both looks stunning! That dress! The city! Everything! You and your mom really are twins! Now I have to go to Seattle. Immediately.

____j said...

Gorgeous pictures, as always! Glad you two had such an amazing time :)

ginanorma said...

what amazing story telling pics erika, I love them all especially the ones of the ride, there are so many neat cities that have that ride..Paris being one of them:)
I can't imagine being in Public Market..., some day!!!I also love the ones of you two happy and smiling and enjoying yourselves....and that purse your mom bought you, yes, to die for!!!

beka said...

aw, you guys clean up pretty darn good! fine-looking couple you two make. :) :)

love all the pictures!!!

SSimonson said...

So jealous! I grew up in Seattle and haven't been back in way too long. Now we live in eastern Iowa and NO ONE understands how beautiful Seattle is out here. Thanks for letting me see my city!

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