One of the Seattle City Pass attractions we toured this summer was the Pacific Science Center. The description sounded interesting (Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits …), but it was mostly geared towards families with younger children, so we were left a little bored… with a few exceptions…
Over to Air Force One – this was the first AFO and was delivered in 1959 to replace Eisenhower’s Super Constellation. Jet technology gave a president the opportunity to meet face-to-face with world leaders easily. SAM 970 has carried presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.
I’m now going to ask for your forgiveness and patience, as this post has nothing to do with travel really, but is all about my daughter’s wedding. Of course, if you love weddings, then there’s nothing to forgive, is there? Sit back and enjoy!
My oldest daughter, Stephani, was marrying David. Their wedding party included my youngest daughter, Meghan. The bridesmaids dresses were short, black cocktail dresses, which each girl could accessorize as she wished, staying with the wedding colors of red and black. All of the girls chose red shoes! The most elaborate of which, worn by Meghan, almost deserve their own blog…
Sorry for the delay – I took some time off to get married…
It’s early afternoon on our last full day in Seattle, and we’re starting to feel the exhaustion of non-stop touring settling in. Luckily, The Museum of Flight is something we’ve been looking forward to, so we soldier on!
One last Fast Pass, I mean City Pass, line (and I realized yesterday that I missed reporting on an entire attraction we did Friday!!! Oops! I’ll get back to that soon!)
Ethan and I are in the middle of touring the EMP Museum in Seattle, WA. We have just entered…
The SCI-FI ROOM!
Today is our last full day in Seattle. Two of my sisters asked for a ride to the airport this morning. Since we’re headed back to downtown Seattle, and the airport is on the way, we agree (like we’d actually turn them down!) It’s also a good opportunity to investigate the route to return the rental car tomorrow!
After the drop off, we head back into the heart of the city and find street parking before entering the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum. Ethan and I have been looking forward to this for weeks! In addition to being a music museum (current exhibits were Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and the Women of Rock), EMP was also featuring exhibits on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror while we were visiting. While all of these pop culture exhibits sounded interesting, the biggest draw for me was the throne from The Game of Thrones series on HBO. I couldn’t wait to get to sit in it!!!
The Iron Throne was constructed by Aegon Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms. He made it from the swords surrendered by his enemies. Legend has it, it’s made of 1,000 swords that took 59 days to hammer out into a throne.