Picture day goes to Seattle yet again!
This is downtown Seattle. The picture is a bit small, but if you click it, you will make it huge! This is from the Space Needle. You are mandated by the local government to go up into the Space Needle every time you visit the Emerald City. I bet you didn't know that!
This is Lake Washington, which I've mentioned before. It's where the house from Sleepless in Seattle floats. Lakes are fun.
Here's another shot of downtown:
We went to a baseball game at the brand-spanking-new Safeco Field. It's a gorgeous ballpark with stunning views of downtown (you can see it in the background of the downtown photos), and we had a great time. I've always been a Mariners fan (I'm not sure why, just that I've always been fascinated with Seattle; I still own a Mariners cap from about 1982), so it was cool to see them in the ballpark during their astonishing 116-win season (not that it helped in the postseason, but still). The game went extra innings, but we left before that because it was getting late. We listened to it on the radio, so we heard the Mariners win. We also got to see Barry Bonds hit a home run, which was nice. I mean, I don't like Bonds at all, but it was kind of cool to see him hit one out.
Here's some of the ballpark.
Here's Ichiro at the plate. This was during his MVP and Rookie of the Year season. He only got one hit in this game, however.
This is Pike Place Market, which I've shown before. That doesn't make it any less cool.
This was our last trip to Seattle, and like most of the other things we used to do in Oregon, we miss it a lot. It's a very cool city. Too bad the Mariners suck these days.