Scott and I finally spent the weekend in Seattle that we've discussed for months now. It was a great weekend! Here are Scott's pictures:
We then went to Seattle's Pioneer Square area and Smith Tower. The tower boasts 42 stories and was tallest building on the west coast from 1914 to 1962. It is a beautiful building with the original manually-operated Otis elevators and Alaskan marble throughout the interior.
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The view from Smith Tower is great -- it's much closer to Seattle's downtown than the Space Needle. We bought a Seattle architecture book which kept me preoccupied while Scott took photos throughout downtown.
On Sunday, we took the ferry to Vashon Island and then another ferry to Point Defiance. We visited the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. I always forget that zoos are usually filled with noisy, sticky kids running all over. It's a nice little zoo, but once is enough. The peacocks that were running lose were amazing though.