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    Well we got back Saturday evening from our Seattle trip. My husband had a conference for work in Seattle and the fam decided to tag along. It worked out well because it was grading period so DD6 didn't miss any school!
    We had a great time. I had been so afraid of rain but it was just fine while we were there. Wednesday we left around 4 after hubby got home from work. We got to our hotel around 8:30. This hotel was NICE. It is the Edgewater on the waterfront. Our room was on the water. We looked out our windows and saw cruise ships dock right next door!
    It was so fun to see all the boats and was just beautiful at night with all the city lights. Thursday morning we walked FOREVER to get to a bus that took us to the Woodland Zoo. It was kind of a nice bus ride because I got to see a lot of Seattle as we sat and let someone else drive through the craziness. We hadn't slept real well the night before so almost immediately after we got there DD6, she is our napper, was asking when we were going back for a nap! We only stayed about 1.5 hours before we left! Partly because I was bone cold and then the kids were just wiped out. It didn't feel too bad leaving because we got in free with our Portland Zoo membership. It is a very nice zoo and I would like to go back someday. They have a lot of room there, seems much bigger then our zoo. So we headed back to our hotel room and took a nice nap and when hubby got back from his classes and we headed out to the Mariners game. We took a bus there that thr front desk had suggested, as it is free. The front desk failed to mention this bus stopped running at 7:00 pm though. We did not find this out to later. Anyway the game was pretty much a bust. They lost 0-5. BUT there was a good fight that put some life back into the crowd for about 15 minutes. The kids liked eating at Safeco Field but I am not sure they will be asking for a baseball game soon. So we left at the 7th inning and headed to our bus stop, only to see that they don't actually run that late. So we hailed a cab. This was my first cab ride ever. It was so nice. We were back to our room within minutes and we were unsure why we hadn't taken a cab there. Friday morning I decided on another cab to take us to the Pacific Science Center. We got into this free as well from our OMSI membership! The kids had a great time here. The butterfly exhibit they have is AMAZING. I could have spent hours in there. When we got hungry we headed outside and ate the sack lunches I had packed. Then we took a monorail to the Seattle shopping area and walked down to the aquarium. This was the first time I had to pay to get in to an attraction and I wasn't too happy. (I am a cheapy) But DD6 really wanted to go. Now if you have never been to an aquarium or a zoo you may think this place was great. It is nice but the kids had JUST seen starfish at the Pacific Science Center and can see seals and sea lions at the zoo so I found it to be a waste of money. It costs $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids. I think it is a tad overpriced. We then headed back to our room on that free bus that runs along the waterfront. When Ben got back we went to dinner with his boss and his family at the Cheesecake Factory. YUMMY. Then we went back to our room for a good nights rest. Saturday we we to the Pikes Place Market with te whole family. Got some treats for the road and were off by 11. I think the market was getting ready to be swamped for Mothers Day. Such beautiful tulips to buy a mother! I saw one daddy with his kids picking out a blueberry plant for mommy.
    Overall it was a nice trip. We traveled by cab, bus and monorail so the kids loved that. We did a lot for free which was very nice. And our hotel was very lovely. The kids loved sleeping with us and I think that may have been DD6 favorite part of the whole trip. DS3 really liked watching the boats and the planes that fly right overhead. I just enjoyed being on vacation, even read a book.
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    Sounds like a great trip. Seattle is a great place for a getaway weekend.
    There bus system does take some figuring out. When I got to ballgames there I have to remember to take a different bus back to the hotel (as you said many of them stop running) and the free downtown zone stops so you have to pay. I have taken a cab from the bus stop more than once
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    Glad you all had a wonderful time!
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    Sounded like a great time! I love zoos and aquariums!
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