We decided to go into Seattle for the day to enjoy the Christmas scenery and just be together. Seattle isn't like it used to be! I miss Legoland in the toy section of the old Frederick & Nelson store. And the elaborate Christmas displays in the Bon Marche windows. Macy's windows were rather bland and not at all inviting for kids of any age. They did have a Santa house in the corner so you could look in one window and see and listen to Santa with the kids, but it just can't measure up to the past. I know I sound old!
Here is the Seattle of today:
Lots of street musicians. These two with their hand saw & accordion were crazy!
It's now not enough to play your guitar on the corner. One needs to work TWO hula hoops as you balance a guitar on your chin, play another guitar and take a break and dance around a bit.
Of course, NOTHING compares to the Pike Place Market!! Tons of people.
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is no match for our seafood gurus at the Market.
And the Westlake Mall Christmas tree is all aglow with the Macy's Star as the crowning touch.
All in all it was a fun time visiting our glorious city. We took the bus in and it is definitely more relaxing and cheaper than driving in and paying for parking. In case you think that this wasn't a fitting 40th Anniversary celebration, we do have plans to go away for 5 days by ourselves. I'm not yet telling where or when! But I will blog about it for sure. And now on to the next 40 years!