A few weeks ago Jon’s cousin was in town visiting us. We had a lot of fun seeing the sites of Seattle with her! Friday morning, we had a big homemade breakfast then, headed to Seattle to RIDE THE DUCKS! It was a lot more fun than we thought it’d be and was a great way to see the major attractions. Our tourguide was great, I felt like we were in a Disneyland parade or something because the music was blaring and we were waving and everyone on the street was waving back. On the tour we got to see Pike’s Place, Pioneer Square, Fremont, Gasworks Park and a bunch of other sites on land and sea. After the tour we headed to Pike’s Place and after some running around found Pike’s Place Chowder. Their Seafood Bisque was amazing, totally worth the wait!!! We also saw the gum wall which we’d never seen before (disgusting!!!). After wandering the market for a bit we headed to the Seattle Aquarium. We got a chance to feed some sea urchins, which was a lot of fun. The highlight of the day was going on an Argosy Cruise to Tillicum Village on Blake Island. I saw mixed reviews for the cruise online, but I have no idea what the bad reviewers were talking about, it was awesome!!! The boat ride there was about 40 minutes and they gave the history of the Native American tribes from the area and how they helped the settlers that first came to Seattle. Once we got to Blake Island the dancers performed a welcoming dance while we ate these yummy clams in a garlic broth. The best thing was once we were done with the clams we got to throw the shells down on the ground and smash them. The whole path leading up to the long house was crushed clam shells, how cute! Once we got into the long house we got to see how Native Americans cooked salmon around a fire, we got to explore a little too. Then the big event SALMON BUFFET! All of the food was great actually, but the salmon was the best I’ve ever eaten. After dinner there was a really nice dance show which told some Native American stories. The stage was really elaborate , the costumes were great, and the production was just really well put together. After the show was over we got a chance to roam the beach and explore the island a bit too. The sunset was gorgeous! The best thing about the whole thing was that we got the whole thing half off because of our Prime Card!!!!!
Saturday we wrapped up the weekend. First we had dim sum in the International District, then we lined up to tour a stealth ship that was harbored in Seattle for Seafair. The ship was very impressive and the service men and women on the ship were very helpful and friendly. The ship is called the Greenbay. Towards the end of the tour they had an abulence and tank that you could get in and see the inside of. They also had demos of how to use a missle launcher and a machine gun. I was too scared to hold either, but Jon was more than willing to volunteer. It was a fun outing and really interesting. We also got to tour a Canadian mine sweeper boat which was smaller, but still pretty neat to see.