Thanksgiving in Seattle

My aunt and uncle Dawn and Brian invited us to their house for Thanksgiving this year. They live in Redmond, WA, just outside of Seattle. I had never actually been to their house or to Seattle before, so I was definitely excited to go! It’s a 4 hour drive from where we live, so we left Wednesday afternoon and stayed through Saturday. My cousins Adonica and Alexa were there, as well as their new calico kitten, Phoenix, who kept us continuously entertained!

We had such good food the whole weekend! From the traditional turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, to Ivar’s fish & chips, Garlic Jim’s Pizza, wine, cheese, beer, and lots of popcorn while watching movies & Netflix.  Brian gave us the tour of Seattle on Black Friday, starting with the new spheres that Amazon is building (nicknamed Bezos’ Balls). They’re supposed to have unique meeting spaces in them, and from what I could see, many elevated walkways and plants!

We headed to Pike Place Market next, which was so crowded I didn’t know how anyone stopped to actually buy anything, though Brian says he’s seen it worse! There was so much there that I wanted to buy or eat, but we resisted and only got ourselves a souvenir magnet. We saw the original Starbucks, which is very nondescript, but did not get a coffee there because the line was out the door and down the sidewalk.

After the market, we went to Ivar’s for lunch on the waterfront and had excellent fish and chips. We walked around to look at the ferris wheel and the people fishing for squid off the pier before driving to the Ballard Locks. It wasn’t the right time of year to see any salmon going up the fish ladder, but we did get to see boats going through the locks between the Puget Sound and the canal, which I enjoyed. On the drive back to Redmond, Brian drove us through the sprawling and huge Microsoft headquarters campus.

Seattle is a very cool city and I can’t wait to explore more of it–hopefully sooner rather than later!



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From Hillsboro, Oregon.

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