After spending a few days in Portland we headed up I-5 to Seattle. Not to ramble here at the start but I-5 has to be one of the worst highways in America. It was so busy and conjested that it what should have been a three hour trip lasted closer to five. Not a good way to travel when Kellen is a little bit under the weather and we had already made plans to meet Davin in Seattle, but as always, we had to adjust to things that were outside of our control and make the best of it.
We finally made it to Seattle and had to make a quick stop at the expo to pick up the race packet. Then we were able to track Davin down and catch up for dinner and the rest of the evening. Seattle has a great waterfront area and so we ate and walked along the piers, checking out as much as we could.
While we didn't want it to rain the entire time that we were there we were excited about some rain. We can't imagine going to the Norhwest and not experiencing any rain.
One of the must-do's was to visit Pike's Place Market. On Friday night we got into town a bit too late to really see the market but we wanted to get a picture of this sign so we went and walked around anyway.
The next day we were up early so we could make it to the race on time. Jill and Kellen dropeed us off and then met us at the finish line a couple of hours later. The run was one of my favorite this far as the majority of the route was along a waterfront and it didn't seem as crowded as some of the others that we have completed.
We met up with Jill and Kellen at Safeco Field -- home of the Seattle Seahawks.
The rest of the time in Seatlle was a blur as we went from place to place. Everything in Seattle seems to be within a few miles of each other and so we were able to squeeze everything in. We spent time at Pike's Place Market, the Space Needle, the Ballard Locks, Olympic Sculpture Park, Pioneer Square, the flagship REI store, Discovery Park, and took a ferry ride to Bainbridge island.
Davin added to, and may have taken from, the gum wall.
Kellen loved the fresh flowers at Pike's Place Market.
Going to so many places required us to keep a frantic pace that may have been even more difficult that the run but we were able to get everything done and enjoyed every minute of it.