Monday, April 22, 2013

Seattle: Part Three

Tuesday was our last full day in Seattle.  We have made a habit of visiting baseball parks when we travel to new cities.  The Mariners had a game with the Detroit Tigers that night so we bought a few tickets.  We initially planned on taking Parker, but my mom offered to watch him.  This left an open seat, to which my dad asked to take!  He isn't a big baseball fan, but likes seeing new and different places.  Our rental was only 1.5 miles from the stadium so we walked.  It was a beautiful night for a walk.

View from our seats
The west side of the upper level concourse overlooked the sound and downtown.  It made for a lovely view at sunset.

We woke up early on Wednesday morning to pack and clean up.  We had to be out of the rental by 10 and didn't fly out until 5:30.  We had a lot of time to kill!
We said goodbye to my parents and they headed to the airport for their earlier flight.  We headed to the other side of the Sound to the town of Bremerton.  Our initial reason for visiting was because MXPX (Jimmy's favorite band) is from there.  
When we arrived, I learned that it is a Navy town.  Kitsap Naval Base is located just outside of town.  It also has a shipyard that constructed naval vessels until the 60's.  We stopped at the Navy Museum and learned about the history of the base and shipyard.

 They also has a great kids area with a little kitchen and submarine to play in.

Near the museum was a fun little park that led down to the waterfront.  It had 5 huge copper fountains.
 We sat for a while and watched the ferry from Seattle come in.
We ate lunch at a cute little cafe and headed back towards the airport.  We were then told that our (already late) flight was delayed an hour.  Thankfully, they have a wonderful play area, so we parked ourselves there for 2 hours!  

We headed to the gate about 30 minutes before our new departure time.  Parker enjoyed looking out the window again.
We finally departed 1.5 hours late.  Luckily our flight was only half full so we were able to let Parker sit in the seat between us.  He thought it was neat to have his own table for snacks and toys.
He finally fell asleep when the cabin lights were turned off and was out the rest of the flight.  We touched down just before midnight and were very excited to be home.
We were even lucky enough to get home just before a whopper of a spring snowstorm (another one is happening right now!)
Thanks for reading about our fun trip!  I hope there are more to come!

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