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The Great Seattle Ferris Wheel

My kids didn’t have school on Friday.  They were off for their mini mid winter break.  My district was still in session, but due to my job share I was off as well. (Have I mentioned how much I love job shares?)

We woke up Friday morning to SUNSHINE AND BLUE SKIES!  That’s absolutely unheard of for Seattle in February. We couldn’t just sit around inside all day, so I decided to take the kids to the Big City.  I really don’t like driving to Seattle, but occasionally I will venture down to the zoo or the aquarium.  The new ferris wheel is right by the aquarium, so I figured I could manage.

The line wasn’t too long.  Once we were in the glass gondola, the amazing views began.

The kids were particularly impressed with the view of Mt. Ranier and the stadiums.

We loved the shadow picture too. (That gray/blue building is the aquarium.  See, I told you it was close!)

My daughter took this next picture.  A day-cruise boat was coming in with a group of people.

This was our new BFF.  She was by herself, killing some time before catching a plane back to Massachusetts.  As we were waiting in line, one of the attendants asked how many were in our group.  When I told him there were 3 of us, he scooted us to the front of the line and told us that this would be our new BFF.  Considering that we made our way to the front of the line in 2 minutes instead of 20, I’d say she’s our new BFF alright.  Honestly, I don’t remember her name, but she was very nice and humored us with lots of conversation.

(Side story:  My hubby and son are both pretty quiet guys, but my daughter and I will talk to anyone and everyone.  We always joke that we make new best friends everywhere we go.  The attendants on the ferris wheel couldn’t have picked a better group to welcome someone in.  Yep, new BFF.)

Seriously, isn’t this gorgeous?  

Happy kids, happy mom, and a day filled with fun and memories. 

Sadly, we’re back to rain today.

P.S. If you’re feeling sorry for my hubby and wondering why he didn’t get to come.  He didn’t think the idea of heights AND water sounded like fun.  He’s not a fan of either.

Happy sunny February!

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    March 6, 2013

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