Thursday, August 16, 2012

500,000 per square inch?

Good morning, it is Thursday.

Only two weeks until school starts, and I can tell you that Preston and Hansen are going to have a rude awakening when they realize they will have to wake up for school.  I'm not going to get on their case too much just yet because the next few days are going to be in the mid 90's and who can sleep in that heat anyhow?

The last two days we got to see Maren while at work.  Kind of.  Tuesday Lille, Hansen and I decided to go visit her then go hiking.  And yesterday Maren was on a vacation day, but had a meeting in Seattle...so we dropped her off and did some tourist stuff while she worked.  OK, here are some pics:
 This is the path behind Maren's work.  It was a quick trip to Target for an ICEE, then off to hiking.
 OK, a super short hike at Squak Mountain in Issaquah.  As in only a half a mile.  The other options were 3 or 4 miles and we were not up to that kind of challenge.
This super cute kiddie hike has a storybook around the trail.  Every 30 yards is another page.
Yesterday we started at the Seattle Aquarium.  Our family pass expires soon, so it was good to make one more visit.
 The otters are always a favorite.  They are so gracefull...and they have 500,000 hairs per each square inch of their bodies and make 54 degree water look like 90 degrees.
 Not sure if Preston is taking a picture of the otters or texting a friend.
 Hansen and Lillie swimming with an Orca!
 Here Lillie is riding on the Orca!
And behind the scenes.  Of course this is not a real orca, but it is fun to pretend.
   On the way out of the Aquarium we stopped by the gift shop...not by choice mind you, it is the only way out.  You can clearly see the dangers of exiting through a gift shop in this picture.  This fish is sucking out any remains of my brain the the kids didn't already suck out along the way.
 On the way to the Pike Place Market we met up with Maren who spent the morning at the Seattle Public Library.  We didn't do anything other than walk through the market.  We were going to go to the original Starbucks for Hansen, but the line was so long it was just not going to happen. We did have lunch at Ivar's and most of us were so full from lunch we could never have room for a Frappe.  Yes, were were making some funny jokes...what rhymes with frappe?
Preston and Hansen hanging with their mom in the park at the end of the market.  Yes, that is Alki in the distance.

See you tomorrow.

2 comments:

Amber said...

Awww, this reminds me so much of our last trip out - just about a year ago! What a great way to spend your last bit of time before school starts back. Glad you got to use the family pass one more time...

Ellen said...

Ha ha, love the fish hat! Glad you're having nice weather for fun stuff before school starts.