A Houseboat Weekend: Day 1(ish)

Each February, James and I celebrate our wedding anniversary by traveling to a new place. So this year we decided to try Seattle. It was cute with it’s cafe’s everywhere. Had fun sights to see, like the Space Needle and the Chihuly Garden and Glass. And beautiful views all around of the Cascades and the Puget Sound. Not to mention that somehow we manage to stay on a houseboat! Which was made even cooler by the fact that it was docked 2 minutes away from the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat! I loved walking around the ferry waiting to go from Seattle to Bainbridge Island; which was so idyllic with the misty weather and slivers of sunlight. I was so happy that we were able to get away from the daily grind and just be there for each other and remember why we go into this thing in the first place.

Here are some pictures from the trip!

First stop was to see the Space Needle. James is laying on the glass floor 50 stories up, so cool! Super neat to check it out. The only bummer was that the glass deck wasn’t spinning due to restoration work, so we definitely want to go back some day and check that out. And that was Lake Union behind us, where our houseboat was.

Then we went over and saw the Chihuly Garden and Glass, which was absolutely stunning to see.

We had found a deal where we could check out the Space Needle, the Chihuly Glass and Garden gallery, go to the Pacific Science Center, and ride the monorail downtown!

The Pacific Science Center was busy and full of little kiddos on field trips, which I though was cool. I would love to take my students to someplace like this. It had a ton to explore. My absolute favorite part of the center was the Butterfly House. I felt like I was Snow White with all of these beautiful creatures flying around!!

The monorail just went to one place and back, but it was really cool to go through the main hub of the city down to Public Market. There was a delicious spot to grab a bread bowl of clam chowder with a beer and look out over the Puget Sound.

On our way to check into the Airbnb, we had to stop by Gas Works Park which used to be an industrial area; but was turned into a public park and playground.

Our adorable houseboat for the weekend was named “Sugar Shack”.

Staying on a houseboat in Seattle was so uniques and seemed like a dream come true since having grown up in the ’90’s and watching Sleepless in Seattle. But my husband had never seen the movie. The Sugar Shack was fully equipped with a DVD player and a copy of the movie! So our first night on the houseboat we spent watching Sleepless in Seattle!

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