Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Seattle & Vancouver

Our trip to Seattle and Vancouver was a unique one. Our first time traveling with a wolf pack of seven! Our travel gang has never been so large, three kids and one on the way. It was every bit of adventure and relaxation. We came, we saw, we hung out in the hotel, ordered room service and didn't feel any pressure to see every inch of these cities like we normally would. When we are without the children, we are on the move, having late nights and early mornings. Well three kids has a way of slowing you down a bit and not making you feel like you have to do everything. We were totally fine with taking a slower pace and even doing things just for the kids. We loved it!

 The Pike Place Market was just as incredible as I imagined it would be from watching the Real World Seattle all those years ago. The throwing of fresh fish and the rows of tulips that made me yearn for the re-opening of our neighborhood farmer's market in Denver. We dined at Lowell's and enjoyed views of the water. We scarfed down the fresh Salmon and crab cakes and Lois had her first taste of clam chowder. We visited the very first Starbucks and I had the best Cafe Mocha of my life, haters will say it's all in my head.

On our second day in Seattle we explored the city via the duck tour and spent time at the Children's Museum. Both of the toddlers may have had melt downs and they may or may not have been recorded by opposite parents to use at a later date!

A star is born!

Early Easter morning we headed for Vancouver. A very non-traditional Resurrection Sunday for us but we still took the time to talk with Noelle about Christ's sacrifice and we even put on an easter egg hunt for the kids that evening at the hotel, complete with jelly beans and sugar highs. We visited Granville Island, ate more fish and naturally (when traveling with our sweet tooth friend Somaiya) found a dessert spot.

We toured Vancouver on day two using the hop-on hop-off bus and since Canada celebrates "Easter Monday" there were lots of Easter themed activities for the kids at Stanley Park. After the kids were worn out from the park, we enjoyed a great lunch and drinks at The Distillery Bar in peace! Great parenting? I think so!

We are already planning our next trip with the kids, but next year we are bringing along the grandparents!! What cities did you love visiting with your children?

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