I loved Seattle! Percy explained that the philosophy of most people is "Live and let live," and I saw this philosophy first hand immediately. On our first afternoon we ate lunch at a city park that was filled with homeless people, families, and business men, all sitting alongside each other as they enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon. I loved the eclectic energy of the city that seemed to welcome people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and appearances.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from our visit.
|The troll under the bridge just about a block from Percy's house. |
This was one of Camden's favorite highlights from the trip.
|Jellyfish at the aquarium|
|Luke and Percy exploring a 3D mural at the city aquarium|
|Fun city park where the tree trunks were painted|
this bright blue
|View of the Seattle skyline from atop the Space Needle|
(I had to slow down the shutter speed because it was so dark and I loved the movement it captured, especially of the ferry and the jetliner taking off)
|The night we went to the Space Needle, Lauren insisted on |
wearing this pink wig. She reminded me of Thing 1 from the Cat in the Hat.
|My kids love their uncle Percy!|
|How grateful I am that my brother has found such a fantastic partner! Casey is a wonderfully kind and genuine person.|
And this guy can COOK!
|This is an example of the wonderful coexistence I was taking about. |
It all comes down to just two guys who like to play chess.
Thank you, Percy and Casey for being such fantastic hosts! My kids ask often when we are going back to visit. Their only disappointment is that they didn't get to see the wall of chewing gum (???) that they read about in some book. I guess we'll have to plan on that for next time!