Friday, August 5, 2011

Vacation Days 4 & 5

The day after we went to Mt. Rainier we decided to spent the day around Seattle. We went to the zoo and the aquarium, and then we took an evening boat ride out to Blake Island to Tillicum Village for a salmon bake and "Native American Cultural Experience".  I didn't take my camera to the zoo or aquarium because I was tired of lugging it around. I took it when we went to the village, but we weren't allowed to take pictures during the show so I don't have many photos from that.  On our last day we did an all day whale watching cruise. It took about 4-5 hours to get to Friday Harbor where the bout let some people off then we spent an hour or 2 looking for whales. We found one after lots of searching, but the boats aren't allowed to get very close to them so all you earlly see is the fin on the back and the tail coming up out of the water. Then we went back to Friday Harbor and got to walk around for a little while before heading back to Seattle. It was an all day event. The day after that was when we had the attempted trip home. I say attempted because we never actually made it home that day.  Our flight out of Seattle had mechanical issues so we got to sit in the plane for over an hour while they fixed it. Problem was that we only had a 45 minute layover in Dallas for our connecting flight home which we missed because of the mechanical issues. The airport we were flying into at home is very small so there are limited flights and the one we missed was the last one of the day. The airline was kind enough to book us a free room at the Marriott across from the airport. Then G and I had to go shopping because all our clothes and toiletries were in limbo some where. They put us on the first flight out the next morning and got us home luckily with our luggage. Here are some pictures from those last few days. By the way, when you spend 12 hours on a rocking boat the whole world rocks for another 3 days.

And speaking of vacation, I have another one coming up mid-September. My mom and I are going to Scottsdale, Arizona. I'm hoping the weather has cooled off just a tad before we get there. Atleast the Arizona heat is dry where this Texas heat has your clothes damp the moment you step out the door. Today we are supposed to have a high of 108 which will feel like 115 with 42% humidity. I love Texas, but dang these summers. I avoid going outside at all costs during the summer.

If anyone has any suggestions on what to do in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area please let me know.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

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