For my special Birthday treat this year, Ben made reservations at the Space Needle is Seattle. Oh, how I had been looking forward to this fun date! It turned out to be a great event-filled evening to say the least!!
Our friends Ben and Marcie agreed ever so kindly to watch Lucy for us. So after we dropped her off at their house Friday afternoon, we drove to Bremerton to catch the Ferry to Seattle (which we would have missed if we hadn't of RAN from the parking lot to the ferry). So, we enjoyed a nice relaxing ride over to Seattle.
When we got to Seattle, we didn't know when or how to catch a bus, so we just started walking, uphill, to find a bus stop. And our reservations were in about 1/2 an hour at this point, so we needed to hurry. In order to be faster, we ran. I did not anticipate the running part and so I wore some cute, but very hurting, shoes. We finally found the right bus to take us straight to the space needle, and we got there at 5:46. (our reservations were at 5:45).
Our dinners were GREAT!! I had steak with crab legs... yum yum! Ben had prime rib. It was all so delicious! The restaurant is at the top of the Space Needle, and is spinning the whole time, not fast, but so you can see all around you. It was pretty neat!
Since it was my birthday, they brought our dessert with candles! it was very fancy! After dinner, we rode the elevator one more floor up to the observatory and looked out at the city and used the telescope binoculars. It was a very fun, delicious, memorable meal!!
Now we needed to catch a bus to take us to the ferry. Little did we know that after 7:00pm the buses were not free, and charged $2 per person. We did not have any cash. So we started walking the mile and a half to the ferry. (remember i have on the bad shoes!) My feet were hurting so bad, I had to take off my shoes and carry them. It was getting close to the time that the ferry was going to leave so we ended up running again to try and make it in time! We then decided to go to a store and get some cash back to ride the bus. Now we had $4 and were ready to catch a bus... but which one?! We stood at this bus stop and buses kept coming but we weren't sure which one to get one. Finally we decided to get on the next one that came and get off as close as we could to the ferry. (we were about 6-7 blocks away.) So, we get on the bus, pay our money, and two blocks later, the bus driver tells us that we need to get off here because he isn't going to stop anywhere near the ferry! what a waste of our money. We said to each other it would have been faster to just have walked/ran the rest of the way.
Anyway, we made it to the ferry on time. We went to Ben and Marcie's to pick up Lucy, and by this time it is 10:30pm. We went inside and she was sleeping so we started talking with Ben and Marcie, and before we knew it, it was 1:30am!! They offered to let us crash on their floor, and we did! In the morning, Lucy was kinda shocked to see up sleeping on the floor, and Melanie was excited to have visitors so early!!
What a great and exciting day!! I love all of our adventures, and can't wait for many more to come!!
Outside the Space Needle
Outside the Space Needle
At the Observatory
Our fancy dessert (with CANDLES!)
Elise at dinner
Ben at dinner