Three Days in Seattle – A Petsitter’s Tale, Part 2: Sightseeing

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  1. WOW! You did a lot in just a weekend! I have found in my travels that I tend to enjoy some of the lesser known attractions more than the “popular” attractions. I also don’t enjoy large crowds. I feel like it takes away from the experience if you’re constantly dodging people and getting your feet stepped on.

    P.S. I just heard that the Oompa Loompa remix hit number one on the charts! Congrats!

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    1. Ha ha! Maybe I should call myself the Song Architect. The husband thought I was planning on singing it on our next podcast. I said, “No way.”
      You mentioned the Pacific Northwest was high on your travel list. Where do you hope to go?

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      1. Well of course Seattle, but I would love to do a little island hopping and check out the amazing waterfalls and little Victorian ports. Ya know, a little of everything. That’s the problem, so much to see and always limited time (and money)!

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  2. Totally agree with you on the Market. We didn’t go up the Space Needle either. And I really, really wish we had gone to the glass museum. . . next time! We did go on the Boeing Factory tour outside of Seattle (my aviation loving son wasn’t going to miss that!). I’d recommend it!

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  3. Oooh, I loved Seattle during my short visit there in 2013. Did the Market – yep, crowded. Also the Space Needle, which was worth it IMHO. Did not have time for the glass museum. Next visit!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Deb

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    1. The artist – Chihuly – has several exhibits in the US and a few abroad. Many are permanent like the Seattle one. New Orleans definitely has one. Just google him and you’ll be able to see. Maybe an excuse to visit a new city?? And you’re welcome!

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  4. We loved Seattle but were there because of my husband’s work, therefore we didn’t have a lot of free time to do as we wished. This makes me want to go back and see some more of it. One of these days…

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  5. Great stuff, oh esteemed Travel Architect. Your breadth of experiences in Seattle is impressive, although I wonder if the dog and cat you were pet-sitting would have wished to accompany you on your tours. In fact, you could have done pet- focused selfies perhaps with the cat posing with you and a fish from the Pike Street Market. How about with a cat fish? Now that would be something to cherish! Dogs typically love modern art- a Picasso fire hydrant is always a hit with the pooches.

    My real question however relates to perhaps the greatest figure in sci-fi- Films- the awesome Gort. Was the museum display the real Gort or a Gort impersonator? Did you try saying Klatu Barata Nicto to see if he would wake up and laser broil some nearby selfie takers? That would have taught them a lesson!
    Keep the stories coming!

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    1. I thought dogs only like that painting of the dogs playing poker? Then again, what do I know? I only know what rabbits like, and it’s raisins, not art.
      As far as I know, it was the real Gort. I speak 3 languages but, sadly, Gortish is not one of them. I truly only went into that exhibit for the husband and other sci-fi geeks such as yourself. Sounds like you need to book a flight to Seattle and verify its authenticity for yourself. Do report back, will you?

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  6. I soooo resonate with the selfie song and the oompa-loompa theme strikes the perfect chord. In fact, I’m sure we would make great travel companions because I would have ranked those attractions in the same order! Peace sister!

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  7. Oh my, this post had me laughing so hard! The obsessive selfie culture drives me crazy. I saw several near-deaths-from-almost-falls at National Parks by selfie-takers.

    I agree with your sentiments about Pike Place Market (we went on a weekend too), and MoPOP was a great surprise. At first I wasn’t sure it would be worth the admission price, but we really enjoyed it, especially the music and hour/sci-fi exhibits.

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    1. Glad you liked it! Yeah, we’ve heard about some of those (near) deaths at national parks. It used to be other people were taking the picture and saying, Back up. A little more. A little more. And down they went. Now it’s selfie-takers doing it to themselves.

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