I truly enjoyed my Alaskan quilting cruise with Deb Roberts and would highly recommend doing any of the Alaskan cruising. Quilting while you are at sea just makes the trip even more special.
To make my trip even more fun I spent a few extra days in Seattle at either end of the trip.
My sister and two of her best buddies decided to come along on the adventure and that made for an even more interesting and special trip.
I arrived in Seattle on Saturday before the cruise ship left for the wild wilderness of our 49th state.
We spent the day roaming around in the downtown area. Of course you can’t really SEE Seattle if you don’t go to the top of the Space Needle and so we did. We enjoyed the view the friendly atmosphere and the wine at the top of the Needle.
We had spent the earlier part of the day at the Chihuly garden and glass. I have seen Chiculy’s work in many other settings, but never had such an in-depth look at him and his art than at this facility right next to the Space Needle.
There is plenty to do in this very small park in the middle of Seattle. Besides the Space Needle and Chichuly’s garden and glass there is also the EMP – EMP is a leading edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture and designed to look like a smashed guitar.
And the Pacific Science Center which currently has an exhibit of POMPEII.
That seemed like enough for the day. We ended up walking to Pike’s Place Market and having dinner at Lowell’s in the market.
Salmon was the theme for dinner on this trip and I had it there. It was great. We sat upstairs and watched the harbor. A fun finish to a fun day.